ObjectContext.Refresh Method (RefreshMode, Object)
Updates an object in the object context with data from the data source.
Assembly: System.Data.Entity (in System.Data.Entity.dll)
Refresh has the dual purpose of allowing an object to be refreshed with data from the data source and being the mechanism by which conflicts can be resolved. For more information, see Saving Changes and Managing Concurrency (Entity Framework).
The order in which objects are refreshed is nondeterministic.
After the Refresh method is called, the object’s original values will always be updated with the data source value, but the current values might or might not be updated with the data source value. This depends on the RefreshMode. The StoreWins mode means that the object should be updated to match the data source values. The ClientWins value means that only the changes in the object context will be persisted, even if there have been other changes in the data source.
This example is based on the Adventure Works Sales Model. The example tries to save changes, and this may cause a concurrency conflict. Then it shows how to resolve the concurrency conflict by refreshing the object context before re-saving changes.
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.