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DataServiceContext.TryGetEntity<TEntity> Method

Test retrieval of an entity being tracked by the DataServiceContext by reference to the URI of the entity.

Namespace:  System.Data.Services.Client
Assembly:  System.Data.Services.Client (in System.Data.Services.Client.dll)

public bool TryGetEntity<TEntity>(
	Uri identity,
	out TEntity entity
where TEntity : class

Type Parameters


The type of the entity.


Type: System.Uri
The URI of the tracked entity to be retrieved.
Type: TEntity%
The entity to be retrieved.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
If an entity is found at resourceUri, the entity is returned in the out parameter entity and true is returned. If no entity is found, false is returned.


When identity is null.

If an entity is in the Detached or Added state, it does not have a URI and cannot be retrieved by using this method.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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.