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EntitySet Class

Represents an entity set in a conceptual model. An EntitySet for an EntityType contains instances of the EntityType or any of its subtypes. More than one EntitySet can be defined by using the same EntityType.

Namespace:  System.Data.Metadata.Edm
Assembly:  System.Data.Entity (in System.Data.Entity.dll)
public class EntitySet : EntitySetBase

The EntitySet type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public propertyBuiltInTypeKindGets the built-in type kind for this EntitySet. (Overrides EntitySetBase.BuiltInTypeKind.)
Public propertyDocumentationGets or sets the documentation associated with this type. (Inherited from MetadataItem.)
Public propertyElementTypeGets the entity type of this EntitySet.
Public propertyEntityContainerGets the entity container of the current entity or relationship set. (Inherited from EntitySetBase.)
Public propertyMetadataPropertiesGets the list of properties of the current type. (Inherited from MetadataItem.)
Public propertyNameGets the name of the current entity or relationship set. (Inherited from EntitySetBase.)
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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 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 name of the current entity or relationship set. (Inherited from EntitySetBase.)
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  NameDescription
Public Extension MethodCreateRef(DbExpression[])Overloaded. Creates a new DbRefExpression that encodes a reference to a specific entity based on key values. (Defined by DbExpressionBuilder.)
Public Extension MethodCreateRef(IEnumerable<DbExpression>)Overloaded. Creates a new DbRefExpression that encodes a reference to a specific entity based on key values. (Defined by DbExpressionBuilder.)
Public Extension MethodCreateRef(EntityType, IEnumerable<DbExpression>)Overloaded. Creates a new DbRefExpression that encodes a reference to a specific entity of a given type based on key values. (Defined by DbExpressionBuilder.)
Public Extension MethodCreateRef(EntityType, DbExpression[])Overloaded. Creates a new DbRefExpression that encodes a reference to a specific entity of a given type based on key values. (Defined by DbExpressionBuilder.)
Public Extension MethodRefFromKey(DbExpression)Overloaded. Creates a new DbRefExpression that encodes a reference to a specific Entity based on key values. (Defined by DbExpressionBuilder.)
Public Extension MethodRefFromKey(DbExpression, EntityType)Overloaded. Creates a new DbRefExpression that encodes a reference to a specific Entity based on key values. (Defined by DbExpressionBuilder.)
Public Extension MethodScanCreates a new DbScanExpression that references the specified entity or relationship set. (Defined by DbExpressionBuilder.)
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For more information about the entity sets in a conceptual model, see Entity Sets (EDM).

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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