"Visual studio 2008 SP1" ADO.NET Entity Data Model template not found

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Question

I have installed Visual Studio Team System 2008 Architecture version: 9.0.30729.1 SP and Microsoft Net Framework 3.5 SP1.

When I'm going to add a new item I can't find ADO.NET Entity Data Model template.

What's happening?

Thanks!

Accepted Answer

SUMMARY There seem to be multiple causes of this problem as many of the other answers indicate.

  1. Make sure Framework 3.5 sp1 is installed first
  2. Make sure Visual Studio 2008 sp1 is installed
  3. Makes sure the project targets the 3.5 framework
  4. A data model is added to an existing project, not a separate project type

END SUMMARY

You may be looking at the wrong level. An Entity Framework Data Model is something that you add to a project, it is not a separate project type.

Right-click on an existing project Select Add, New Item

And then select ADO.Net Entity Data Model...


Popular Answer

Make sure you have VS2008 sp1 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=FBEE1648-7106-44A7-9649-6D9F6D58056E&displaylang=en). I had .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 installed but not the VS2008 SP1. ...at least that is what I was doing wrong.



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