TypeDescriptor class

Contains information needed to reconstruct types stored in XML format.

Namespace:  Microsoft.SharePoint.BusinessData.Administration
Assembly:  Microsoft.SharePoint (in Microsoft.SharePoint.dll)

[SharePointPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.Demand, ObjectModel = true)]
public sealed class TypeDescriptor : AccessControlledMetadataObject

A primitive field is represented by a single TypeDescriptor that tells what its type is. A more complicated type, such as a class, is represented by a single TypeDescriptor that refers to several child type descriptors. This continues recursively as needed to describe a complex data type.


Setting parentTypeDescriptor parameter to null will cause xml to be merged at the root instead of the child, if the TypeDescriptor name of the xml is a valid child TypeDescriptor name.

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