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PluralizationService Class

Provides methods for constructing plural and singular forms of words.


Namespace:  System.Data.Entity.Design.PluralizationServices
Assembly:  System.Data.Entity.Design (in System.Data.Entity.Design.dll)

type PluralizationService =  class end

The PluralizationService type exposes the following members.

Protected methodPluralizationServiceInitializes a new instance of the PluralizationServices class.

Public propertyCultureGets or sets the PluralizationService culture.

Public methodStatic memberCreateServiceCreates a PluralizationService that applies language rules that correspond to the specified CultureInfo.
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodIsPluralDetermines if the specified word is plural.
Public methodIsSingularDetermines if the specified word is singular.
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodPluralizeReturns the plural form of the specified word
Public methodSingularizeReturns the singular form of the specified word.
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

The PluralizationService class applies English rules for constructing plural and singular forms of words. To extend the service to other languages, use the PluralizationService on the EntityModelSchemaGenerator class.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

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