Lazy loading in entity framework

using (var ctx = new EmployeeDBEntities()) 
//Loading Employee only
IList<Employee> empList = ctx.Employee.ToList<Employee>();
Employee emp = empList[0]; //Loads Employee address for particular Employee only (seperate SQL query)
EmployeeAddress address = emp.EmployeeAddress.FirstOrDefault();
[Extent1].[EmployeeID] AS [EmployeeID],
[Extent1].[EmployeeName] AS [EmployeeName],
[Extent1].[ContactNo] AS [ContactNo],
[Extent1].[EmailID] AS [EmailID]
FROM [dbo].[Employee] AS[Extent1]
exec sp_executesql N'SELECT 
[Extent1].[ID] AS [ID],
[Extent1].[EmpID] AS [EmpID],
[Extent1].[Address] AS [Address]
FROM [dbo].[EmployeeAddress] AS [Extent1]
WHERE [Extent1].[EmpID] =
@EntityKeyValue1',N'@EntityKeyValue1 int',@EntityKeyValue1=1
namespace MVC_Tutorials 
using System;
using System.Data.Entity;
using System.Data.Entity.Infrastructure;
using System.Data.Objects;
using System.Data.Objects.DataClasses;
using System.Linq;
public partial class EmployeeDBEntities : DbContext
public EmployeeDBEntities()
: base("name=EmployeeDBEntities")
this.Configuration.LazyLoadingEnabled = false;
protected override void OnModelCreating(DbModelBuilder modelBuilder)
throw new UnintentionalCodeFirstException();
  • context.Configuration.ProxyCreationEnabled should be true.
  • context.Configuration.LazyLoadingEnabled should be true.
  • Navigation property should be defined as public, virtual. Context will NOT do lazy loading if the property is not defined as virtual.



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