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MetaTable.GetDisplayString Method

Returns the value to use as the display string for an instance of a row when the row is used in foreign-key relationships.

Namespace:  System.Web.DynamicData
Assembly:  System.Web.DynamicData (in System.Web.DynamicData.dll)
public virtual string GetDisplayString(
	Object row


Type: System.Object

The row to get the display string for.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The display name for an instance of a row.

If the row is null, an empty string is returned. If the entity class includes an override of the ToString method, the overridden ToString value is returned. Otherwise, the method returns the ToString representation of the value of the DisplayColumn property for the specified row.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5 SP1

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.

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