Visual Studio 2010 SP1 & ADO.NET Entity Framework 4.1 No Entity Data Model (EDMX) Template edmx entity-framework visual-studio-2010 webmatrix


I'm having a lot of issues with the templates of Visual Studio 2010 SP1 & ADO.NET Entity Framework 4.1

I noticed that other people had these problems, and asked similar questions, but I don't think they gave enough information to make it solve-able.

The Problem: ADO.NET Entity Data Model Templates are not appearing whatsoever


Solution File

Microsoft Visual Studio Solution File, Format Version 11.00
# Visual Studio 2010
Project("{E24C65DC-7377-472B-9ABA-BC803B73C61A}") = "localhost", "http://localhost:36626", "{9BA46BAD-E736-4943-ACAD-EDE2E7A1A21E}"
    ProjectSection(WebsiteProperties) = preProject
        UseIISExpress = "true"
        TargetFrameworkMoniker = ".NETFramework,Version%3Dv4.0"
        Debug.AspNetCompiler.VirtualPath = "/localhost_36626"
        Debug.AspNetCompiler.PhysicalPath = "..\..\My Web Sites\Jantire\"
        Debug.AspNetCompiler.TargetPath = "PrecompiledWeb\localhost_36626\"
        Debug.AspNetCompiler.Updateable = "true"
        Debug.AspNetCompiler.ForceOverwrite = "true"
        Debug.AspNetCompiler.FixedNames = "false"
        Debug.AspNetCompiler.Debug = "True"
        Release.AspNetCompiler.VirtualPath = "/localhost_36626"
        Release.AspNetCompiler.PhysicalPath = "..\..\My Web Sites\Jantire\"
        Release.AspNetCompiler.TargetPath = "PrecompiledWeb\localhost_36626\"
        Release.AspNetCompiler.Updateable = "true"
        Release.AspNetCompiler.ForceOverwrite = "true"
        Release.AspNetCompiler.FixedNames = "false"
        Release.AspNetCompiler.Debug = "False"
        SlnRelativePath = "..\..\My Web Sites\Jantire\"
    GlobalSection(SolutionConfigurationPlatforms) = preSolution
        Debug|Any CPU = Debug|Any CPU
    GlobalSection(ProjectConfigurationPlatforms) = postSolution
        {9BA46BAD-E736-4943-ACAD-EDE2E7A1A21E}.Debug|Any CPU.ActiveCfg = Debug|Any CPU
        {9BA46BAD-E736-4943-ACAD-EDE2E7A1A21E}.Debug|Any CPU.Build.0 = Debug|Any CPU
    GlobalSection(SolutionProperties) = preSolution
        HideSolutionNode = FALSE

Relevant System Specs:

  • Visual Studio 2010 Professional SP1
  • ADO.NET Entity Data Model 4.1
  • ASP.NET MVC 3 Tools Update
  • Windows 7 x64 SP1
  • WebMatrix

I'm coding this using both WebMatrix and Visual Studio 2010 Professional SP1

5/29/2015 7:36:28 PM

Popular Answer

Open the install media for VS2010 and browse to ":\WCU\EFTools". Her you will find two files:


  1. Copy those files to a folder on your PC.
  2. Create a log file in the folder - for instance with the name "Log.txt"
  3. Open a cmd prompt (possibly run the cmd prompt as administrator) and navigate to the folder with the msi and cap files.
  4. Run this command:

    ADONETEntityFrameworkTools_enu.msi USING_EXUIH=1 /log "Log.txt"

It will take a while to install so be patient.

The installation should now be visible in "Control Panel -> Installed Programs" as "Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 ADO.NET Entity Framework Tools".

The items template should be visible in Visual Studio when adding a new item to a project. (Add New Item->Data->ADO.NET Entity Data Model).

More info here:

9/29/2011 5:42:42 AM

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