Entity Framework 5 introduced support for Enum’s amongst other new features. This was a long awaited feature by the community.To learn how enums work with entity framework, how can you code them, how to use them, how they are represented in the database, head over to my Explain ENUM usage in EF5 on my programming interviews blog (http://www.programminginterviews.info/2013/03/Entity-Framework-Interview-Question-Explain-ENUM-usage-in-EF5.html ).