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AttributeMetadata.AttributeOf Property

Applies To: CRM 2015 on-prem, CRM Online

Gets the name of the attribute that this attribute extends.

Namespace: Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.Metadata
Assembly: Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk (in Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.dll)

'Declaration
<DataMemberAttribute> _
Public Property AttributeOf As String

Property Value

Type: String
The attribute name.

This property is read-only. This property will be set if the metadata attribute describes an attribute of another attribute. If this property contains a value, the attribute is for internal use only and won’t appear in the customization user interface (UI) in the web application.

If you retrieve the metadata for the lead entity, there are three attributes that extend the accountid attribute. They are accountidname, accountiddsc and accountidyominame. For each of these three attributes, the value of the AttributeOf property is "accountid".


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

Development Platforms

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

Target Platforms

Windows Server 2008,Windows Server 2012,Windows 7

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