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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

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.


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

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5 SP1