Represents a metadata attribute for an item in the ADO.NET metadata hierarchy.
Assembly: System.Data.Entity (in System.Data.Entity.dll)
Thetype exposes the following members.
|BuiltInTypeKind||Gets the built-in type kind for this . (Overrides MetadataItem.BuiltInTypeKind.)|
|Documentation||Gets or sets the documentation associated with this type. (Inherited from MetadataItem.)|
|MetadataProperties||Gets the list of properties of the current type. (Inherited from MetadataItem.)|
|Name||Gets the name of this .|
|PropertyKind||Gets the value of this PropertyKind.|
|TypeUsage||Gets the instance of the TypeUsage class that contains both the type of this and facets for the type.|
|Value||Gets the value of this .|
|Equals(Object)||Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|Finalize||Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetHashCode||Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetType||Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)|
|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 can access every item in the ADO.NET metadata hierarchy as a strongly typed property bag. The EdmType class provides properties called Name, NamespaceName, and so on. The EdmType class also inherits a MetadataProperties property, which is a collection of objects. When the application creates an instance of the EdmType class, the MetadataProperties property automatically contains a collection of objects for Name property, NamespaceName property, and so on.
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.