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DataContext.GetTable<TEntity> Method

Returns a collection of objects of a particular type, where the type is defined by the TEntity parameter.

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

public Table<TEntity> GetTable<TEntity>()
where TEntity : class

Type Parameters

TEntity

The type of the objects to be returned.

Return Value

Type: System.Data.Linq.Table<TEntity>
A collection of objects.

This method is the main entry point for querying. When a strongly typed DataContext is created, new generated properties encapsulate calls to this method. For example, a Customers property is generated that returns GetTable<Customer>.

If there is no collection for a particular type, an exception is thrown.

.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.
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