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AssociationAttribute Class

Specifies that an entity member represents a data relationship, such as a foreign key relationship.

System.Object
  System.Attribute
    System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations.AssociationAttribute

Namespace:  System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations
Assembly:  System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations (in System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations.dll)

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Property|AttributeTargets.Field, AllowMultiple = false, 
	Inherited = true)]
public sealed class AssociationAttribute : Attribute

The AssociationAttribute type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsAssociationAttributeInitializes a new instance of the AssociationAttribute class.
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  NameDescription
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsIsForeignKeyGets or sets a value that indicates whether the association member represents a foreign key.
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsNameGets the name of the association.
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsOtherKeyGets the property names of the key values on the OtherKey side of the association.
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsOtherKeyMembersGets a collection of individual key members that are specified in the OtherKey property.
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsThisKeyGets the property names of the key values on the ThisKey side of the association.
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsThisKeyMembersGets a collection of individual key members that are specified in the ThisKey property.
Public propertyTypeIdWhen implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute. (Inherited from Attribute.)
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  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsEqualsInfrastructure. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetHashCodeReturns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetTypeGets 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.)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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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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.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 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.

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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