EntityTemplateFactory Class

.NET Framework (current version)

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Creates an entity template.

Namespace:   System.Web.DynamicData
Assembly:  System.Web.DynamicData (in System.Web.DynamicData.dll)


public class EntityTemplateFactory


Initializes a new instance of the EntityTemplateFactory class.

System_CAPS_pubmethodBuildEntityTemplateVirtualPath(String, DataBoundControlMode)

Builds the path of the entity template for the specified table.

System_CAPS_pubmethodCreateEntityTemplate(MetaTable, DataBoundControlMode, String)

Creates an instance of the entity template for the specified table.


Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)


Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetEntityTemplateVirtualPath(MetaTable, DataBoundControlMode, String)

Gets the virtual path of the entity template for the specified table.


Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)


Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)


Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)


Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

The EntityTemplateFactory class is used at run time by Dynamic Data to get an instance of an entity template for a table. Entity templates are user controls that apply to a whole table row instead of a single data field, as with field templates. The entity templates are displayed on a page by using the DynamicEntity class. They use field templates to display values from the data model.

Dynamic Data provides default entity templates that are found in the ~\DynamicData\EntityTemplates folder. You can modify these default entity templates or create custom ones to change the appearance and behavior for a table. There are templates for display, edit, and insert operations.

For an example of how to use entity templates, see Walkthrough: Customizing Table Layout Using Entity Templates.

.NET Framework
Available since 4.0

Any public static ( Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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