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EdmType Class

Represents a base class for all the types in a conceptual model.

Namespace:  System.Data.Metadata.Edm
Assembly:  System.Data.Entity (in System.Data.Entity.dll)

public abstract class EdmType : GlobalItem

The EdmType type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public propertyAbstractGets a value indicating whether this type is abstract or not.
Public propertyBaseTypeGets the base type of this type.
Public propertyBuiltInTypeKindGets the built-in type kind for this type. (Inherited from MetadataItem.)
Public propertyDocumentationGets or sets the documentation associated with this type. (Inherited from MetadataItem.)
Public propertyFullNameGets the full name of this type.
Public propertyMetadataPropertiesGets the list of properties of the current type. (Inherited from MetadataItem.)
Public propertyNameGets the name of this type.
Public propertyNamespaceNameGets the namespace of this type.
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  NameDescription
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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 methodGetCollectionTypeReturns an instance of the CollectionType whose element type is this type.
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns the full name of this type. (Overrides Object.ToString().)
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For more information, see Metadata Type Hierarchy Overview.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 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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