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MetaAssociation Class

Represents an association relationship between two entity types.


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

public abstract class MetaAssociation

The MetaAssociation type exposes the following members.

Protected methodMetaAssociationInitializes a new instance of the MetaAssociation class.

Public propertyDeleteOnNullGets whether the object should be deleted when the association is set to null.
Public propertyDeleteRuleGets the behavior when the child is deleted.
Public propertyIsForeignKeyGets whether the other type is the parent of this type.
Public propertyIsManyGets whether the association represents a one-to-many relationship.
Public propertyIsNullableGets whether the association can be null.
Public propertyIsUniqueGets whether the association is unique.
Public propertyOtherKeyGets a list of members that represents the values on the other side of the association.
Public propertyOtherKeyIsPrimaryKeyGets whether the OtherKey forms the identity of the other type.
Public propertyOtherMemberGets the member on the other side of this association that represents the reverse association.
Public propertyOtherTypeGets the type on the other side of the association.
Public propertyThisKeyGets a list of members representing the values on this side of the association.
Public propertyThisKeyIsPrimaryKeyGets whether ThisKey forms the identity of this type.
Public propertyThisMemberGets the member on this side that represents the association.

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.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

.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.

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