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EntityType Class

Represents a particular type of data, such as a customer entity or an order entity in a conceptual model.

Namespace:  System.Data.Metadata.Edm
Assembly:  System.Data.Entity (in System.Data.Entity.dll)
public class EntityType : EntityTypeBase

The EntityType type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public propertyAbstractGets a value indicating whether this type is abstract or not. (Inherited from EdmType.)
Public propertyBaseTypeGets the base type of this type. (Inherited from EdmType.)
Public propertyBuiltInTypeKindGets the built-in type kind for this EntityType. (Overrides MetadataItem.BuiltInTypeKind.)
Public propertyDocumentationGets or sets the documentation associated with this type. (Inherited from MetadataItem.)
Public propertyFullNameGets the full name of this type. (Inherited from EdmType.)
Public propertyKeyMembersGets the list of all the key members for the current entity or relationship type. (Inherited from EntityTypeBase.)
Public propertyMembersGets the list of members on this type. (Inherited from StructuralType.)
Public propertyMetadataPropertiesGets the list of properties of the current type. (Inherited from MetadataItem.)
Public propertyNameGets the name of this type. (Inherited from EdmType.)
Public propertyNamespaceNameGets the namespace of this type. (Inherited from EdmType.)
Public propertyNavigationPropertiesGets the navigation properties of this EntityType.
Public propertyPropertiesGets the list of properties for this EntityType.
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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. (Inherited from EdmType.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetReferenceTypeReturns a RefType object that references this EntityType.
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. (Inherited from EdmType.)
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For more information, see Entity Type (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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