Entity Framework : Data Annotations – Foreign Key Attribute

Standard

ForeignKey attribute can be applied to properties of a class. Default Code-First convention for ForeignKey relationship expects foreign key property name match with primary key property.
1) Use ForeignKey (with an associated property) – version 1

[Table("WIDGETENTITIES")]
public class WidgetEntity {

    [Column("WIDGETENTITY_ID")]
    public int Id { get; set; }

    [Column("WIDGETSEQUENCE_ID")]
    public int WidgetSequenceId { get; set; }

    [ForeignKey("WidgetSequenceId")] //Has to be a property name, not table column name
    public WidgetSequence Sequence { get; set; }

    // and other properties that map correctly
}

[Table("WIDGETSEQUENCES")]
public class WidgetSequence { 

    [Column("WIDGETSEQUENCE_ID")]
    public int Id { get; set; }

    [Column("NUMBER")]
    public int Number { get; set; }
}

1.2) Use ForeignKey (with an associated property) – version 2

[Table("WIDGETENTITIES")]
public class WidgetEntity {

    [Column("WIDGETENTITY_ID")]
    public int Id { get; set; }

    [ForeignKey("Sequence")] //Has to be a property name, not table column name
    [Column("WIDGETSEQUENCE_ID")]
    public int WidgetSequenceId { get; set; }

    public WidgetSequence Sequence { get; set; }

    // and other properties that map correctly
}

[Table("WIDGETSEQUENCES")]
public class WidgetSequence { 

    [Column("WIDGETSEQUENCE_ID")]
    public int Id { get; set; }

    [Column("NUMBER")]
    public int Number { get; set; }
}

2) You can also use the InversePropertyAttribute.

[Table("WIDGETENTITIES")]
public class WidgetEntity {

    [Column("WIDGETENTITY_ID")]
    public int Id { get; set; }

    [InverseProperty("WidgetEntities")]
    public WidgetSequence Sequence { get; set; }

    // and other properties that map correctly
}

[Table("WIDGETSEQUENCES")]
public class WidgetSequence { 

    [Column("WIDGETSEQUENCE_ID")]
    public int Id { get; set; }

    [Column("NUMBER")]
    public int Number { get; set; }

    public virtual List<WidgetEntity> WidgetEntities { get; set; }
}

Reference

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