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AssociationAttribute.ThisKey Property

Gets or sets members of this entity class to represent the key values on this side of the association.

Namespace:  System.Data.Linq.Mapping
Assembly:  System.Data.Linq (in System.Data.Linq.dll)
public string ThisKey { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
Default = Id of the containing class.

For multiple members, use a comma-separated list.

The key is not required to match the primary key or foreign key, but the user-stated cardinality (0-1 for EntityRef<TEntity> or 0-n for EntitySet<TEntity>) is assumed to be true.

	[Association(Name="FK_CustomerCustomerDemo", Storage="_CustomerDemographic", ThisKey="CustomerTypeID", IsForeignKey=true)]
	public CustomerDemographic CustomerDemographic
	{
		get
		{
			return this._CustomerDemographic.Entity;
		}
		set
		{
			CustomerDemographic previousValue = this._CustomerDemographic.Entity;
			if (((previousValue != value) 
						|| (this._CustomerDemographic.HasLoadedOrAssignedValue == false)))
			{
				this.SendPropertyChanging();
				if ((previousValue != null))
				{
					this._CustomerDemographic.Entity = null;
					previousValue.CustomerCustomerDemos.Remove(this);
				}
				this._CustomerDemographic.Entity = value;
				if ((value != null))
				{
					value.CustomerCustomerDemos.Add(this);
					this._CustomerTypeID = value.CustomerTypeID;
				}
				else
				{
					this._CustomerTypeID = default(string);
				}
				this.SendPropertyChanged("CustomerDemographic");
			}
		}
	}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5
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