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How to: Change Underscore Settings

This article is relevant to entity models that utilize the deprecated Visual Studio integration of Telerik Data Access. The current documentation of the Data Access framework is available here.

There are two settings regarding the underscore interpretation.

Removing Underscores

The Remove underscores setting removes all underscore from the name. For example, if your database table is named Inv_Invoice, the generated persistent class will be InvInvoice.

However, if you specify for a prefix or suffix underscore ("_"), and this setting is checked, the underscore won't be removed.

Treat Underscores as Word Delimiter

The idea behind Interpret underscore as word delimiter is the following: in cases when a table contains underscores usually they are used to divide the words in the name, for instance Order_Details. Usually this Interpret underscore as word delimiter option is used together with the CamelCase or PascalCase modes where each word in the name should begin with a capital letter. Having this in mind, by default Order_Details would be considered one word. So by enabling this option you claim that the underscore character are not part of the words but are their delimiters and Order_Details are two words. At the end, if this option is enabled and PascalCase or CamelCase mode is selected, the end result should be OrderDetail as a class name, instead of Orderdetail or Order_detail.