Specifies whether users should be able to change the value of the entity property.
Assembly: System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations (in System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations.dll)
Thetype exposes the following members.
|Equals||Infrastructure. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|Finalize||Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetHashCode||Returns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|GetType||Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)|
|Match||When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|MemberwiseClone||Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|ToString||Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
You apply the attribute to an entity property to indicate whether the property is intended for editing by a user in a client application. The AllowEdit property indicates whether users should be allowed to change the existing value of a property. The AllowInitialValue property indicates whether users should be allowed to set a value for the property when inserting a new record. Setting either property to false does not functionally prevent the value from being edited or set to an initial value. You use this attribute to communicate to the client application how the property should be handled.
When creating a new instance of the class, you provide a parameter value that is assigned to the AllowEdit property. Because you typically want both properties to contain the same value, the AllowInitialValue property is set to the value of AllowEdit in the class constructor. You can modify this behavior by explicitly setting the value of the AllowInitialValue property.
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