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AssociationAttribute.ThisKey Property

Gets or sets members of this entity class to represent the key values on this side of the association.

Namespace:  System.Data.Linq.Mapping
Assembly:  System.Data.Linq (in System.Data.Linq.dll)

public string ThisKey { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
Default = Id of the containing class.

For multiple members, use a comma-separated list.

The key is not required to match the primary key or foreign key, but the user-stated cardinality (0-1 for EntityRef<TEntity> or 0-n for EntitySet<TEntity>) is assumed to be true.

	[Association(Name="FK_CustomerCustomerDemo", Storage="_CustomerDemographic", ThisKey="CustomerTypeID", IsForeignKey=true)]
	public CustomerDemographic CustomerDemographic
			return this._CustomerDemographic.Entity;
			CustomerDemographic previousValue = this._CustomerDemographic.Entity;
			if (((previousValue != value) 
						|| (this._CustomerDemographic.HasLoadedOrAssignedValue == false)))
				if ((previousValue != null))
					this._CustomerDemographic.Entity = null;
				this._CustomerDemographic.Entity = value;
				if ((value != null))
					this._CustomerTypeID = value.CustomerTypeID;
					this._CustomerTypeID = default(string);

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

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.