How to: Define a Method Instance

 

You must define at least one method instance for every method in your model.

Add a method instance by using the BDC Method Details window. When you add the method instance, Visual Studio adds a <MethodInstance> element to the XML of the model file in your project. For more information about the attributes of a <MethodInstance> element, see MethodInstance.

To define a method instance

  1. In the BDC Method Details window, expand the node of a method, and then expand the Instances node.

  2. In the Add a Method Instance list, choose Create Finder Instance.

    A new method instance appears beneath the Instances node.

  3. On the menu bar, choose View, choose Properties Window.

  4. In the Properties window, set the properties of the method instance. For more information about each property, see MethodInstance.

BDC Model Design Tools Overview
How to: Add an Entity to a Model
How to: Add a Parameter to a Method
How to: Define the Type Descriptor of a Parameter
Designing a Business Data Connectivity Model

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