how do I use mvc data annotations in conjunction with auto generated linqtosql classes

I would like to be able to use DataAnnotations when working with my model, so for instance be able to write stuff like

public string title { get; set; }

I also want to be able to use the column with linq which has led me so far to adding table and column linq mapping annotations such as

[Column(DbType = "NVarChar(256)", UpdateCheck = UpdateCheck.Never)]

However this seems to be a long winded solution.

I would like to be able to use the auto generated linqtosql class but there doesn't seem to be a clear way to use this in conjunction with data annotations.

From research I have done I have come to the conclusion it is not possible to add the annotations using partial classes, and I don't want to have to create another class just for the annotations and start worrying about mapping the auto generated class manually. I also know it is bad practice to edit the code file of the auto generated class manually.

Is there a nice solution to this?


The best way I found was this

namespace MvcApplication1.Models
    public partial class Movie

    public class MovieMetaData
        public object Title { get; set; }

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