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MetaModel Class

An abstraction that represents the mapping between a database and domain objects.


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

public abstract class MetaModel

The MetaModel type exposes the following members.

Protected methodMetaModelInitializes a new instance of the MetaModel class.

Public propertyContextTypeGets the type of DataContext type that this model describes.
Public propertyDatabaseNameGets the name of the database.
Public propertyMappingSourceGets the mapping source that originated this model.
Public propertyProviderTypeGets or sets the provider type.

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 methodGetFunctionGets the MetaFunction that corresponds to a database function.
Public methodGetFunctionsGets an enumeration of all functions.
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetMetaTypeDiscovers the MetaType for the specified Type.
Public methodGetTableGets the MetaTable associated with a specified Type.
Public methodGetTablesGet an enumeration of all tables.
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.