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EntityPropertyMappingAttribute Class

Attribute that specifies a custom mapping between properties of an entity type and elements of an entry in a feed returned by WCF Data Services. 

System.Object
  System.Attribute
    System.Data.Services.Common.EntityPropertyMappingAttribute

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

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class, AllowMultiple = true, Inherited = true)]
public sealed class EntityPropertyMappingAttribute : Attribute

The EntityPropertyMappingAttribute type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodEntityPropertyMappingAttribute(String, SyndicationItemProperty, SyndicationTextContentKind, Boolean)Creates a new instance of the EntityPropertyMappingAttribute.
Public methodEntityPropertyMappingAttribute(String, String, String, String, Boolean)Creates an instance of the EntityPropertyMappingAttribute to map a property to a custom feed element.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyKeepInContentGets a Boolean value that indicates whether a property value should be repeated both in the content section of the feed and in the mapped location.
Public propertySourcePathGets the name of the property of the syndication item that will be mapped to the specified element of the feed.
Public propertyTargetNamespacePrefixGets a string value that, together with TargetNamespaceUri, specifies the namespace in which the TargetPathelement exists.
Public propertyTargetNamespaceUriGets a string value that specifies the namespace URI of the element specified by the TargetPath property.
Public propertyTargetPathGets the name of the custom target in the feed to which the property is mapped.
Public propertyTargetSyndicationItemGets a property on the SyndicationItem class.
Public propertyTargetTextContentKindGets the type of content of the property mapped by EntityPropertyMappingAttribute.
Public propertyTypeIdWhen implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute. (Inherited from Attribute.)
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  NameDescription
Public methodEqualsInfrastructure. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
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 methodGetHashCodeReturns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodIsDefaultAttributeWhen overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodMatchWhen overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
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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  NameDescription
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.GetIDsOfNamesMaps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.GetTypeInfoRetrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.GetTypeInfoCountRetrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1). (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.InvokeProvides access to properties and methods exposed by an object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
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The EntityPropertyMappingAttribute is used to define custom feed mapping in the data model of a reflection provider. This attribute is also applied to generated client data service classes when the metadata used to generate the classes indicates that custom feed mappings are defined in the data model. This information is necessary to make sure that the client can create and consume messages that support custom feeds. For more information, see Atom Feed Customization (WCF Data Services).

In the following example, both properties of the Order type are mapped to existing feed elements. The Product property of the Item type is mapped to a custom feed attribute in a separate namespace.


using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Data.Services;
using System.Data.Services.Common;
using System.Linq;

namespace CustomDataService
{
    [EntityPropertyMappingAttribute("Customer", 
        SyndicationItemProperty.AuthorName,
        SyndicationTextContentKind.Plaintext, true)]
    [EntityPropertyMapping("OrderId", 
        SyndicationItemProperty.Title, 
        SyndicationTextContentKind.Plaintext, false)]
    [DataServiceKeyAttribute("OrderId")]
    public class Order
    {
        public int OrderId { get; set; }
        public string Customer { get; set; }
        public IList<Item> Items { get; set; }
    }
    [EntityPropertyMappingAttribute("Product", "productname",
     "orders", "http://schema.examples.microsoft.com/dataservices", true)]
    [DataServiceKeyAttribute("Product")]
    public class Item
    {
        public string Product { get; set; }
        public int Quantity { get; set; }
    }
    public partial class OrderItemData
    {
        #region Populate Service Data
        static IList<Order> _orders;
        static IList<Item> _items;
        static OrderItemData()
        {
            _orders = new Order[]{
              new Order(){ OrderId=0, Customer = "Peter Franken", Items = new List<Item>()},
              new Order(){ OrderId=1, Customer = "Ana Trujillo", Items = new List<Item>()}};
            _items = new Item[]{
              new Item(){ Product="Chai", Quantity=10 },
              new Item(){ Product="Chang", Quantity=25 },
              new Item(){ Product="Aniseed Syrup", Quantity = 5 },
              new Item(){ Product="Chef Anton's Cajun Seasoning", Quantity=30}};
            _orders[0].Items.Add(_items[0]);
            _orders[0].Items.Add(_items[1]);
            _orders[1].Items.Add(_items[2]);
            _orders[1].Items.Add(_items[3]);
        }
        #endregion
        public IQueryable<Order> Orders
        {
            get { return _orders.AsQueryable(); }
        }
        public IQueryable<Item> Items
        {
            get { return _items.AsQueryable(); }
        }
    }

    public class OrderItems : DataService<OrderItemData>
    {
        // This method is called only once to initialize
        //service-wide policies.
        public static void InitializeService(DataServiceConfiguration
                                             config)
        {
            config.SetEntitySetAccessRule("Orders",
               EntitySetRights.AllRead |
               EntitySetRights.AllWrite);
            config.SetEntitySetAccessRule("Items",
                EntitySetRights.AllRead |
                EntitySetRights.AllWrite);
            config.DataServiceBehavior.MaxProtocolVersion = 
                DataServiceProtocolVersion.V2;
        }
    }
}


The previous example returns the following result for the URI http://myservice/OrderItems.svc/Orders(0)?$expand=Items.


<entry xml:base="http://localhost:12345/OrderItems.svc/" 
       xmlns:d="http://schemas.microsoft.com/ado/2007/08/dataservices" 
       xmlns:m="http://schemas.microsoft.com/ado/2007/08/dataservices/metadata" 
       xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom">
  <id>http://localhost:12345/OrderItems.svc/Orders(0)</id>
  <title type="text">0</title>
  <updated>2009-07-25T21:12:30Z</updated>
  <author>
    <name>Peter Franken</name>
  </author>
  <link rel="edit" title="Order" href="Orders(0)" />
  <link rel="http://schemas.microsoft.com/ado/2007/08/dataservices/related/Items" 
        type="application/atom+xml;type=feed" title="Items" href="Orders(0)/Items">
    <m:inline>
      <feed>
        <title type="text">Items</title>
        <id>http://localhost:12345/OrderItems.svc/Orders(0)/Items</id>
        <updated>2009-07-25T21:12:30Z</updated>
        <link rel="self" title="Items" href="Orders(0)/Items" />
        <entry>
          <id>http://localhost:12345/OrderItems.svc/Items('Chai')</id>
          <title type="text" />
          <updated>2009-07-25T21:12:30Z</updated>
          <author>
            <name />
          </author>
          <link rel="edit" title="Item" href="Items('Chai')" />
          <category term="CustomDataService.Item" 
                    scheme="http://schemas.microsoft.com/ado/2007/08/dataservices/scheme" />
          <content type="application/xml">
            <m:properties>
              <d:Product>Chai</d:Product>
              <d:Quantity m:type="Edm.Int32">10</d:Quantity>
            </m:properties>
          </content>
          <orders:productname 
            xmlns:orders="http://schema.examples.microsoft.com/dataservices">Chai</orders:productname>
        </entry>
        <entry>
          <id>http://localhost:12345/OrderItems.svc/Items('Chang')</id>
          <title type="text" />
          <updated>2009-07-25T21:12:30Z</updated>
          <author>
            <name />
          </author>
          <link rel="edit" title="Item" href="Items('Chang')" />
          <category term="CustomDataService.Item" 
                    scheme="http://schemas.microsoft.com/ado/2007/08/dataservices/scheme" />
          <content type="application/xml">
            <m:properties>
              <d:Product>Chang</d:Product>
              <d:Quantity m:type="Edm.Int32">25</d:Quantity>
            </m:properties>
          </content>
          <orders:productname 
            xmlns:orders="http://schema.examples.microsoft.com/dataservices">Chang</orders:productname>
        </entry>
      </feed>
    </m:inline>
  </link>
  <category term="CustomDataService.Order" 
            scheme="http://schemas.microsoft.com/ado/2007/08/dataservices/scheme" />
  <content type="application/xml">
    <m:properties>
      <d:Customer>Peter Franken</d:Customer>
    </m:properties>
  </content>
</entry>


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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