Select Data With Enums Via EDF Framework 5.0

Today, in this article let's play around with one of the interesting and most useful concepts in Entity Data Model Framework 5.0.
Question: What is select data using enums via EDM Framework 5.0?
In simple terms "It provides the flexibility to pull data using enums using the Entity Framework 5.0".
Step 1: Create a new web application:

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Step 2: Add a new ADO.NET entity data model, as in:

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Step 3: The complete code of WebForm1.aspx looks like this:

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeBehind="WebForm1.aspx.cs" Inherits="EnumEFApp.WebForm1" %>


<!DOCTYPE html>

<html xmlns="">

<head id="Head1" runat="server">

    <style type="text/css">



            margin-top: 50px;






    <form id="form1" runat="server">





                    <td colspan="2" align="center">

                        <asp:Label ID="Label1" runat="server" Text="Select Data with Enums Types via Entity Framework 5.0"

                            Font-Bold="true" Font-Size="Large" Font-Names="Verdana" ForeColor="Maroon"></asp:Label>




                    <td colspan="2" align="center">

                        <asp:Button ID="Button1" runat="server" Text="Select Data" Font-Names="Verdana" Width="213px"

                            BackColor="Orange" Font-Bold="True" OnClick="Button1_Click" />




                    <td colspan="2" align="center">

                        <asp:GridView ID="GridView1" runat="server" CssClass="grid" BackColor="LightGoldenrodYellow"

                            BorderColor="Tan" BorderWidth="1px" CellPadding="2" ForeColor="Black" GridLines="None">

                            <AlternatingRowStyle BackColor="PaleGoldenrod" />

                            <FooterStyle BackColor="Tan" />

                            <HeaderStyle BackColor="Tan" Font-Bold="True" />

                            <PagerStyle BackColor="PaleGoldenrod" ForeColor="DarkSlateBlue" HorizontalAlign="Center" />

                            <SelectedRowStyle BackColor="DarkSlateBlue" ForeColor="GhostWhite" />

                            <sortedascendingcellstyle backcolor="#FAFAE7" />

                            <sortedascendingheaderstyle backcolor="#DAC09E" />

                            <sorteddescendingcellstyle backcolor="#E1DB9C" />

                            <sorteddescendingheaderstyle backcolor="#C2A47B" />





                    <td colspan="2" align="center">

                        <asp:Label ID="Label3" runat="server" Font-Bold="true" Font-Size="Medium" Font-Names="Verdana"></asp:Label>









Step 4: The complete code of WebForm1.aspx.cs looks like this:

using System;

using System.Collections.Generic;

using System.Linq;

using System.Web;

using System.Web.UI;

using System.Web.UI.WebControls;

namespace EnumEFApp


    public partial class WebForm1 : System.Web.UI.Page


        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)



        protected void Button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)


            var query = (from r in objEntities.Employee

                         where r.Location == LocationName.Nepal

                         select new


                                 FirstName = r.FirstName,

                                 LastName = r.LastName,

                                 Age = r.Age,

                                 Location = r.Location

                             }).ToList(); GridView1.DataSource = query; GridView1.DataBind();


        #region Instance

        MembersCompanyEntities2 objEntities = new CompanyEntities2();




Step 5: The output of the application looks like this:

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Step 6: The selected data output of the application looks like this:

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