Generate C# class code for table

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One of the most tedious parts of developing database-driven application is coding the wrapper classes for your database objects. This is especially true if you are dealing with a database containing a large number of tables, or tables with many columns.

My proc, usp_TableToClass, can make this task much easier and less time-consuming. For any table name passed in as an argument, it generates the complete core of a C# class file corresponding to the table - including a parameterless constructor, private fields, and public properties with getters and setters.

As a very simple example, suppose we have the following table:

CREATE TABLE Contact

(

FirstName VARCHAR(128),

LastName VARCHAR(128),

Address VARCHAR(256)

)

GO

By running the following:

EXEC usp_TableToClass 'Contact'

The following class code gets generated:

public class Contact

{

#region Constructors

public Contact()

{

}

#endregion

#region Private Fields

private string _FirstName;

private string _LastName;

private string _Address;

#endregion

#region Public Properties

public string FirstName

{

get { return _FirstName; }

set { _FirstName = value; }

}

public string LastName

{

get { return _LastName; }

set { _LastName = value; }

}

public string Address

{

get { return _Address; }

set { _Address = value; }

}

#endregion

}

CREATE PROCEDURE usp_TableToClass
/*
Created by Cade Bryant.
Generates C# class code for a table
and fields/properties for each column.

Run as "Results to Text" or "Results to File" (not Grid)

Example: EXEC usp_TableToClass 'MyTable'
*/

@table_name SYSNAME

AS

SET NOCOUNT ON

DECLARE @temp TABLE
(
sort INT,
code TEXT
)

INSERT INTO @temp
SELECT 1, 'public class ' + @table_name + CHAR(13) + CHAR(10) + '{'

INSERT INTO @temp
SELECT 2, CHAR(13) + CHAR(10) + '#region Constructors' + CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)
INSERT INTO @temp
SELECT 3, CHAR(9) + 'public ' + @table_name + '()'
+ CHAR(13) + CHAR(10) + CHAR(9) + '{'
+ CHAR(13) + CHAR(10) + CHAR(9) + '}'

INSERT INTO @temp
SELECT 4, '#endregion' + CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)

INSERT INTO @temp
SELECT 5, '#region Private Fields' + CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)
INSERT INTO @temp
SELECT 6, CHAR(9) + 'private ' +
CASE
WHEN DATA_TYPE LIKE '%CHAR%' THEN 'string '
WHEN DATA_TYPE LIKE '%INT%' THEN 'int '
WHEN DATA_TYPE LIKE '%DATETIME%' THEN 'DateTime '
WHEN DATA_TYPE LIKE '%BINARY%' THEN 'byte[] '
WHEN DATA_TYPE = 'BIT' THEN 'bool '
WHEN DATA_TYPE LIKE '%TEXT%' THEN 'string '
ELSE 'object '
END + '_' + COLUMN_NAME + ';' + CHAR(9)
FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS
WHERE TABLE_NAME = @table_name
ORDER BY ORDINAL_POSITION

INSERT INTO @temp
SELECT 7, '#endregion' +
CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)

INSERT INTO @temp
SELECT 8, '#region Public Properties' + CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)
INSERT INTO @temp
SELECT 9, CHAR(9) + 'public ' +
CASE
WHEN DATA_TYPE LIKE '%CHAR%' THEN 'string '
WHEN DATA_TYPE LIKE '%INT%' THEN 'int '
WHEN DATA_TYPE LIKE '%DATETIME%' THEN 'DateTime '
WHEN DATA_TYPE LIKE '%BINARY%' THEN 'byte[] '
WHEN DATA_TYPE = 'BIT' THEN 'bool '
WHEN DATA_TYPE LIKE '%TEXT%' THEN 'string '
ELSE 'object '
END + COLUMN_NAME +
CHAR(13) + CHAR(10) + CHAR(9) + '{' +
CHAR(13) + CHAR(10) + CHAR(9) + CHAR(9) +
'get { return _' + COLUMN_NAME + '; }' +
CHAR(13) + CHAR(10) + CHAR(9) + CHAR(9) +
'set { _' + COLUMN_NAME + ' = value; }' +
CHAR(13) + CHAR(10) + CHAR(9) + '}'
FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS
WHERE TABLE_NAME = @table_name
ORDER BY ORDINAL_POSITION

INSERT INTO @temp
SELECT 10, '#endregion' +
CHAR(13) + CHAR(10) + '}'

SELECT code FROM @temp
ORDER BY sort

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