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MetadataProperty Class

MetadataProperty Class

Represents a metadata attribute for an item in the ADO.NET metadata hierarchy.


Namespace:  System.Data.Metadata.Edm
Assembly:  System.Data.Entity (in System.Data.Entity.dll)

public sealed class MetadataProperty : MetadataItem

The MetadataProperty type exposes the following members.

Public propertyBuiltInTypeKindGets the built-in type kind for this MetadataProperty. (Overrides MetadataItem.BuiltInTypeKind.)
Public propertyDocumentationGets or sets the documentation associated with this type. (Inherited from MetadataItem.)
Public propertyMetadataPropertiesGets the list of properties of the current type. (Inherited from MetadataItem.)
Public propertyNameGets the name of this MetadataProperty.
Public propertyPropertyKindGets the value of this PropertyKind.
Public propertyTypeUsageGets the instance of the TypeUsage class that contains both the type of this MetadataProperty and facets for the type.
Public propertyValueGets the value of this MetadataProperty.

Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns 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 MetadataProperty objects. When the application creates an instance of the EdmType class, the MetadataProperties property automatically contains a collection of MetadataProperty objects for Name property, NamespaceName property, and so on.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

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