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EntityCollectionChangedParams Class

Encapsulates the arguments of a CollectionChanged delegate.

System.Object
  System.Data.Services.Client.EntityCollectionChangedParams

Namespace:  System.Data.Services.Client
Assembly:  Microsoft.Data.Services.Client (in Microsoft.Data.Services.Client.dll)

public sealed class EntityCollectionChangedParams

The EntityCollectionChangedParams type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public propertyActionA NotifyCollectionChangedAction value that indicates how the collection was changed.
Public propertyCollectionThe DataServiceCollection<T> that has changed.
Public propertyContextThe DataServiceContext associated with the DataServiceCollection<T> that has changed.
Public propertyPropertyNameThe navigation property on the source object that references the collection that has changed.
Public propertySourceEntityThe source object that references the target object in the collection by using a navigation property.
Public propertySourceEntitySetThe entity set of the source object.
Public propertyTargetEntityThe entity object in the collection that has changed.
Public propertyTargetEntitySetThe entity set name of the object in the collection.
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  NameDescription
Public methodEquals (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCode (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetType (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToString (Inherited from Object.)
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The following code-behind page for the XAML file creates a DataServiceCollection<T> with custom methods that are called when changes occur to data that is bound to the binding collection. When the CollectionChanged event occurs, the supplied method prevents an item that has been removed from the binding collection from being deleted from the data service. When the PropertyChanged event occurs, the ShipDate value is validated to ensure that changes are not made to orders that have already shipped.

Imports System
Imports System.Collections.Generic
Imports System.Linq
Imports System.Text
Imports System.Windows
Imports System.Windows.Controls
Imports System.Windows.Data
Imports System.Windows.Documents
Imports System.Windows.Input
Imports System.Windows.Media
Imports System.Windows.Media.Imaging
Imports System.Windows.Navigation
Imports System.Windows.Shapes
Imports System.Data.Services.Client
Imports NorthwindClient.NorthwindModel
Imports System.Collections.Specialized

Partial Public Class CustomerOrdersCustom
    Inherits Window
    Private context As NorthwindEntities
    Private trackedCustomers As DataServiceCollection(Of Customers)
    Private Const customerCountry As String = "Germany"
    Private Const svcUri As String = "http://localhost:12345/Northwind.svc/"
    Private Sub Window_Loaded(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As RoutedEventArgs)
        Try
            ' Initialize the context for the data service.
            context = New NorthwindEntities(New Uri(svcUri))

            ' Create a LINQ query that returns customers with related orders.
            Dim customerQuery = From cust In context.Customers.Expand("Orders") _
                                    Where cust.Country = customerCountry _
                                    Select cust

            ' Create a new collection for binding based on the LINQ query.
            trackedCustomers = New DataServiceCollection(Of Customers)(customerQuery, _
                    TrackingMode.AutoChangeTracking, "Customers", _
                    AddressOf OnMyPropertyChanged, AddressOf OnMyCollectionChanged)

                ' Bind the root StackPanel element to the collection
                ' related object binding paths are defined in the XAML.
                Me.LayoutRoot.DataContext = trackedCustomers
                Me.LayoutRoot.UpdateLayout()
        Catch ex As DataServiceQueryException
            MessageBox.Show("The query could not be completed:\n" + ex.ToString())
        Catch ex As InvalidOperationException
            MessageBox.Show("The following error occured:\n" + ex.ToString())
        End Try
    End Sub
    ' Method that is called when the CollectionChanged event is handled.
    Private Function OnMyCollectionChanged( _
        ByVal entityCollectionChangedinfo As EntityCollectionChangedParams) As Boolean
        If entityCollectionChangedinfo.Action = _
            NotifyCollectionChangedAction.Remove Then

            ' Delete the related items when an order is deleted.
            If entityCollectionChangedinfo.TargetEntity.GetType() Is GetType(Orders) Then

                ' Get the context and object from the supplied parameter.
                Dim context = entityCollectionChangedinfo.Context
                Dim deletedOrder As Orders = _
                CType(entityCollectionChangedinfo.TargetEntity, Orders)

                ' Load the related OrderDetails.
                context.LoadProperty(deletedOrder, "Order_Details")

                ' Delete the order and its related items
                For Each item As Order_Details In deletedOrder.Order_Details
                    'context.DeleteLink(deletedOrder, "Order_Details", item)
                    context.DeleteObject(item)
                Next

                ' Delete the order and then return false since the object is already deleted.
                context.DeleteObject(deletedOrder)

                Return False
            Else
                Return True
            End If
        Else
            ' Use the default behavior.
            Return True
        End If
    End Function
    ' Method that is called when the PropertyChanged event is handled.
    Private Function OnMyPropertyChanged( _
    ByVal entityChangedInfo As EntityChangedParams) As Boolean
        ' Validate a changed order to ensure that changes are not made 
        ' after the order ships.
        If entityChangedInfo.Entity.GetType() Is GetType(Orders) AndAlso _
            (CType(entityChangedInfo.Entity, Orders).ShippedDate < DateTime.Today) Then
            Throw New ApplicationException(String.Format( _
                "The order {0} cannot be changed because it shipped on {1}.", _
                CType(entityChangedInfo.Entity, Orders).OrderID, _
                CType(entityChangedInfo.Entity, Orders).ShippedDate))
            Return True
        End If
    End Function
    Private Sub deleteButton_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As RoutedEventArgs)
        ' Get the Orders binding collection.
        Dim trackedOrders As DataServiceCollection(Of Orders) = _
            (CType(customerIDComboBox.SelectedItem, Customers)).Orders

        ' Remove the currently selected order.
        trackedOrders.Remove(CType(ordersDataGrid.SelectedItem, Orders))
    End Sub
    Private Sub saveChangesButton_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As RoutedEventArgs)
        Try
            ' Save changes to the data service.
            context.SaveChanges()
        Catch ex As Exception
            MessageBox.Show(ex.ToString())
        End Try
    End Sub
End Class
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Windows;
using System.Windows.Controls;
using System.Windows.Data;
using System.Windows.Documents;
using System.Windows.Input;
using System.Windows.Media;
using System.Windows.Media.Imaging;
using System.Windows.Navigation;
using System.Windows.Shapes;
using System.Data.Services.Client;
using NorthwindClient.Northwind;
using System.Collections.Specialized;

namespace NorthwindClient
{
    public partial class CustomerOrdersCustom : Window
    {
        private NorthwindEntities context;
        private DataServiceCollection<Customer> trackedCustomers;
        private const string customerCountry = "Germany";
        private const string svcUri = "http://localhost:12345/Northwind.svc/";

        public CustomerOrdersCustom()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
        }

        private void Window_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
        {
            try
            {
                // Initialize the context for the data service.
                context = new NorthwindEntities(new Uri(svcUri));

                // Create a LINQ query that returns customers with related orders.
                var customerQuery = from cust in context.Customers.Expand("Orders")
                                    where cust.Country == customerCountry
                                    select cust;

                // Create a new collection for binding based on the LINQ query.
                trackedCustomers = new DataServiceCollection<Customer>(customerQuery, 
                    TrackingMode.AutoChangeTracking,"Customers", 
                    OnPropertyChanged, OnCollectionChanged);

                // Bind the root StackPanel element to the collection;
                // related object binding paths are defined in the XAML.
                this.LayoutRoot.DataContext = trackedCustomers;
            }
            catch (DataServiceQueryException ex)
            {
                MessageBox.Show("The query could not be completed:\n" + ex.ToString());
            }
            catch (InvalidOperationException ex)
            {
                MessageBox.Show("The following error occurred:\n" + ex.ToString());
            }
        }

        // Method that is called when the CollectionChanged event is handled.
        private bool OnCollectionChanged(
            EntityCollectionChangedParams entityCollectionChangedinfo)
        {
            if (entityCollectionChangedinfo.Action ==
                NotifyCollectionChangedAction.Remove)
            {
                // Delete the related items when an order is deleted.
                if (entityCollectionChangedinfo.TargetEntity.GetType() == typeof(Order))
                {
                    // Get the context and object from the supplied parameter.
                    DataServiceContext context = entityCollectionChangedinfo.Context;
                    Order deletedOrder = entityCollectionChangedinfo.TargetEntity as Order;

                    if (deletedOrder.Order_Details.Count == 0)
                    {
                        // Load the related OrderDetails.
                        context.LoadProperty(deletedOrder, "Order_Details");
                    }

                    // Delete the order and its related items;
                    foreach (Order_Detail item in deletedOrder.Order_Details)
                    {
                        context.DeleteObject(item);
                    }

                    // Delete the order and then return true since the object is already deleted.
                    context.DeleteObject(deletedOrder);

                    return true;
                }
                else
                {
                    return false;
                }
            }
            else 
            {
                // Use the default behavior.
                return false;
            }
        }

        // Method that is called when the PropertyChanged event is handled.
        private bool OnPropertyChanged(EntityChangedParams entityChangedInfo)
        {
            // Validate a changed order to ensure that changes are not made 
            // after the order ships.
            if ((entityChangedInfo.Entity.GetType() == typeof(Order)) && 
                ((Order)(entityChangedInfo.Entity)).ShippedDate < DateTime.Today)
            {
                throw new ApplicationException(string.Format(
                    "The order {0} cannot be changed because it shipped on {1}.",
                    ((Order)(entityChangedInfo.Entity)).OrderID, 
                    ((Order)(entityChangedInfo.Entity)).ShippedDate));
            }
            return false;
        }

        private void deleteButton_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
        {
            if (customerIDComboBox.SelectedItem != null)
            {
                // Get the Orders binding collection.
                DataServiceCollection<Order> trackedOrders =
                    ((Customer)(customerIDComboBox.SelectedItem)).Orders;

                // Remove the currently selected order.
                trackedOrders.Remove((Order)(ordersDataGrid.SelectedItem));
            }
        }

        private void saveChangesButton_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
        {
            try
            {
                // Save changes to the data service.
                context.SaveChanges();
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                MessageBox.Show(ex.ToString());
            }
        }
    }
}

The following XAML code defines the window for the previous example.

<Window x:Class="CustomerOrdersCustom"
             xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
             xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
             xmlns:mc="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/markup-compatibility/2006" 
             Height="423" Width="679" Loaded="Window_Loaded" >
    <StackPanel Orientation="Vertical" Height="Auto" Name="LayoutRoot" Width="Auto">
        <Label Content="Customer ID" Margin="20,0,0,0" />
        <ComboBox Name="customerIDComboBox" DisplayMemberPath="CustomerID" ItemsSource="{Binding}" 
                  IsSynchronizedWithCurrentItem="True" SelectedIndex="0" Height="23" Width="120" 
                  HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="20,0,0,0" VerticalAlignment="Center" />
        <ListView ItemsSource="{Binding Path=Orders}" Name="ordersDataGrid" Margin="34,46,34,50">
            <ListView.View>
                <GridView AllowsColumnReorder="False" ColumnHeaderToolTip="Line Items">
                    <GridViewColumn DisplayMemberBinding="{Binding Path=OrderID, Mode=OneWay}" 
                        Header="Order ID" Width="50"/>
                    <GridViewColumn DisplayMemberBinding="{Binding Path=OrderDate, Mode=TwoWay}" 
                        Header="Order Date" Width="50"/>
                    <GridViewColumn DisplayMemberBinding="{Binding Path=Freight, Mode=TwoWay}" 
                        Header="Freight Cost" Width="50"/>
                </GridView>
            </ListView.View>
        </ListView>
        <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal">
            <Button Name="deleteButton" Content="Delete Order" Click="deleteButton_Click" 
                Width="80" Height="30" Margin="450,0,10,0"/>
            <Button Name="saveChangesButton" Content="Save Changes" Click="saveChangesButton_Click" 
                Width="80" Height="30" Margin="10,0,0,0"/>
        </StackPanel>
    </StackPanel>
</Window>

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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