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EntityRef<TEntity> Structure

Provides for deferred loading and relationship maintenance for the singleton side of a one-to-many relationship in a LINQ to SQL application.

Namespace:  System.Data.Linq
Assembly:  System.Data.Linq (in System.Data.Linq.dll)

public struct EntityRef<TEntity>
where TEntity : class

Type Parameters


The type of the target entity.

The EntityRef<TEntity> type exposes the following members.

Public methodEntityRef<TEntity>(TEntity)Initializes a new instance of the EntityRef<TEntity> class by specifying the target entity.
Public methodEntityRef<TEntity>(EntityRef<TEntity>)Initializes a new instance of the EntityRef<TEntity> class by referencing the target entity.
Public methodEntityRef<TEntity>(IEnumerable<TEntity>)Initializes a new instance of the EntityRef<TEntity> class by specifying the source.

Public propertyEntityGets or sets the target entity.
Public propertyHasLoadedOrAssignedValueGets a value that indicates whether the target has been loaded or assigned.

Public methodEqualsIndicates whether this instance and a specified object are equal. (Inherited from ValueType.)
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 ValueType.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns the fully qualified type name of this instance. (Inherited from ValueType.)

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5

.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.