Tonight I was taking an in-depth look at the Entity Framework bits. After creating my C# console application, I went to add the new ADO.NET Entity Data Model. After adding the item, I selected that the model should contain objects generated from database. After clicking next, the dialog closes – not great!
Next step was to generate the model manually, however this also gave me a type initialise exception, finally after closing VS2008 it crashed and gave Vista’s lovely error reporting messages.
The solution was a quick reinstall of the Entity Framework Tools CTP 2 soon shorted it out, it either didn’t install correctly or I didn’t install it (which is strange as I had the templates installed inside VS).