Updated: May 15, 2014
An interface required for table entity types. The ReadEntity and WriteEntity methods for serialization and de-serialization of all entity properties using a property dictionary. Create classes implementing to customize property storage, retrieval, serialization and de-serialization, and to provide additional custom logic for a table entity.interface declares getter and setter methods for the mandatory entity properties, and
Assembly: Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Storage (in Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Storage.dll)
|ReadEntity(IDictionary<String, EntityProperty>, OperationContext)|
Populates the entity's properties from the EntityProperty data values in the properties dictionary.
The storage client library includes two implementations ofthat provide for simple property access and serialization:
DynamicTableEntity implements and provides a simple property dictionary to store and retrieve properties. Use a DynamicTableEntity for simple access to entity properties when only a subset of properties are returned (for example, by a select clause in a query), or for scenarios where your query can return multiple entity types with different properties. You can also use this type to perform bulk table updates of heterogeneous entities without losing property information.
TableEntity is an implementation of that uses reflection-based serialization and de-serialization behavior in its ReadEntity and WriteEntity methods. TableEntity-derived classes with methods that follow a convention for types and naming are serialized and deserialized automatically. TableEntity-derived classes must also provide a get-able and set-able public property of a type that is supported by the Microsoft Azure Table service.