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ScaffoldTableAttribute Class

Specifies whether a class or data table uses scaffolding.

System.Object
  System.Attribute
    System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations.ScaffoldTableAttribute

Namespace:  System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations
Assembly:  System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations (in System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations.dll)

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class, AllowMultiple = false)]
public class ScaffoldTableAttribute : Attribute

The ScaffoldTableAttribute type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodScaffoldTableAttributeInitializes a new instance of ScaffoldTableAttribute using the Scaffold property.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyScaffoldGets or sets the value that specifies whether scaffolding is enabled.
Public propertyTypeIdWhen implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute. (Inherited from Attribute.)
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  NameDescription
Public methodEqualsInfrastructure. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeReturns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodIsDefaultAttributeWhen overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodMatchWhen overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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  NameDescription
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.GetIDsOfNamesMaps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.GetTypeInfoRetrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.GetTypeInfoCountRetrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1). (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.InvokeProvides access to properties and methods exposed by an object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
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Scaffolding is the mechanism for generating web page templates based on database schemas. ASP.NET Dynamic Data uses scaffolding to generate Web-based UI that lets a user to view and update a database. This class uses the Scaffold property to enable scaffolding of individual tables in a Dynamic Data Web Site. Scaffolding enhances the ASP.NET page framework by dynamically displaying pages based on the data model with no physical pages required.

Scaffolding provides the following:

  • Minimal or no code to create a data-driven Web application.

  • Quick development time.

  • Pages that are fully functional, including display, insert, edit, delete, sorting, and paging functionalities.

  • Built-in data validation based on the database schema.

  • Filters that are created for each foreign key or Boolean fields.

This class can be used to enable or disable scaffolding of data tables in a data model by applying this attribute to the partial class that represents the table.

The following code example hides the ErrorLog Table in AdventureWorksLT database by applying the scaffold attribute to the ErrorLog partial class that represents the ErrorLog table. The scaffold property is set to false.

<MetadataType(GetType(ErrorLogMetada))> _ 
<ScaffoldTable(False)> 
Public Partial Class ErrorLog 
    
End Class 

Public Class ErrorLogMetada 
    
    
End Class 
[MetadataType (typeof(ErrorLogMetada))]
[ScaffoldTable(false)]
public partial class ErrorLog
{
   
}

public class ErrorLogMetada
{


}

To compile the example code, you need the following:

  • Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 or Visual Developer 2008 Express Edition Service Pack 1.

  • The AdventureWorksLT sample database. For information about how to download and install the SQL Server sample database, see Microsoft SQL Server Product Samples: Database on the CodePlex site. Make sure that you install the correct version of the sample database for the version of SQL Server that you are running (SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2008).

  • A Dynamic Data Web site. This enables you to create a data context for the database and the class that contains the data field to customize and the methods to override. In addition, it creates the environment in which to use the page described before. For more information, see Walkthrough: Creating a New Dynamic Data Web Site Using Scaffolding.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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