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MetadataItem Class

Represents the base item class for all the metadata in the ADO.NET metadata type hierarchy. 

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

public abstract class MetadataItem

The MetadataItem type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public propertyBuiltInTypeKindGets the built-in type kind for this type.
Public propertyDocumentationGets or sets the documentation associated with this type.
Public propertyMetadataPropertiesGets the list of properties of the current 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 methodStatic memberGetBuiltInTypeReturns a conceptual model built-in type that matches one of the BuiltInTypeKind values.
Public methodStatic memberGetGeneralFacetDescriptionsReturns the list of the general facet descriptions for a specified 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 a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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.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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