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MetaColumn Properties

The MetaColumn type exposes the following members.

  Name Description
Public property AllowInitialValue Gets or sets a value that specifies whether a column enables a value to be inserted.
Public property ApplyFormatInEditMode Gets a value that indicates whether the formatting string specified by the DataFormatString property is applied to field values when the data-bound control that contains the data field that is represented by the MetaColumn object is in edit mode.
Public property Attributes Gets the collection of metadata attributes that apply to the data field represented by the MetaColumn object.
Public property ColumnType Gets the data field type.
Public property ConvertEmptyStringToNull Gets a value that indicates whether empty string values ("") are automatically converted to null values when the data field is updated in the data source.
Public property DataFormatString Gets the string that specifies the display format for the field value.
Public property DataTypeAttribute Gets the DataTypeAttribute attribute that is applied to the data field.
Public property DefaultValue Gets the default value for the data field.
Public property Description Gets the description for the data field.
Public property DisplayName Gets the display name for the data field.
Public property EntityTypeProperty Gets an object that contains attributes of the property that represents the data field in the entity type.
Public property FilterUIHint Gets the FilterUIHint value that is used for the column.
Public property HtmlEncode Gets a value that indicates whether field values are HTML-encoded before they are displayed in a data-bound control.
Public property IsBinaryData Gets a value that indicates whether the data field contains binary data.
Public property IsCustomProperty Gets a value that indicates whether the data field exists in the database.
Public property IsFloatingPoint Gets a value that indicates whether the data field is a floating-point type.
Public property IsForeignKeyComponent Gets a value that indicates whether the data field is part of a foreign key.
Public property IsGenerated Gets a value that indicates whether the data field value is automatically generated in the database.
Public property IsInteger Gets a value that indicates whether the data field type is an integer type.
Public property IsLongString Gets a value that indicates whether the data field type can contain long strings.
Public property IsPrimaryKey Gets a value that indicates whether the data field is part of the table's primary key.
Public property IsReadOnly Gets a value that indicates whether the data field is read-only.
Public property IsRequired Gets a value that indicates whether the data field requires a value.
Public property IsString Gets a value that indicates whether the data field type is a string type.
Public property MaxLength Gets a value that indicates the maximum length of data that can be stored in the data field.
Public property Model Gets the MetaModel object that represents the data model that this data field belongs to.
Public property Name Gets the name of the data field.
Public property NullDisplayText Gets the caption that is displayed for a field when the field's value is null.
Public property Prompt Gets a value that can be used as a watermark in the UI that is bound to data in the column.
Public property Provider Gets the abstraction provider object that is used to generate the MetaColumn object.
Public property RequiredErrorMessage Gets the error message that is displayed when the data field requires a value but its value is empty.
Public property Scaffold Gets a value that indicates whether the data field should be displayed.
Public property ShortDisplayName Gets the short name for the column.
Public property SortExpression Gets the expression that is used to determine the sort order for the data field.
Public property Table Gets the MetaTable object that represents the table that the data field belongs to.
Public property TypeCode Gets the type of the data field.
Public property UIHint Gets the name of the field template specified for the data field.
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