System.Data.Objects.ObjectContextOptions does not contain a definition for DeferredLoadingEnabled RRS feed

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  • I am working with a sample Entity Framework class library project that uses POCO classes (and an old Northwind-2000 db that I am running on SqlExpress 2012).  This project was created in VS2010 with EF4.1.  I have VS2012 with EF5.0 and EF6.1.  When I try to compile one of the library classes (NorthwindPocoTest) I receive the following error message (images of the error below):
    Error 5 'System.Data.Objects.ObjectContextOptions' does not contain a definition for 'DeferredLoadingEnabled' and no extension method 'DeferredLoadingEnabled' accepting a first argument of type 'System.Data.Objects.ObjectContextOptions' could be found (are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?)

    What changes can I make so that this library will compile?  The other two libraries in the project compile OK.  Can I change something in the project?  Are there any configurations I can change in VS2012?


    Rich P

    Monday, November 17, 2014 6:51 PM


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  • I noticed that if I comment out the code in the

    public void QueryForCategoryAndLazyLoadProducts()
      // ...

    procedure -- then this library class compiles.  Also, this library is a unit test, if that makes any difference.  But I would still like to know about

    context.ContextOptions.DeferredLoadingEnabled = true;

    I think this has something to do with Lazy Loading.  Any thoughts appreciated.

    Rich P

    Monday, November 17, 2014 10:39 PM
  • There is no DeferredLoadingEnabled property on the ObjectContextOptions class. You probably want to set the LazyLoadingEnabled property:

    context.ContextOptions.LazyLoadingEnabled = true;

    Or you could just get rid of the that code since laxy loading is enabled by default.

    Deferred loading is a LINQ-to-SQL thing:

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    Monday, November 17, 2014 10:52 PM