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MetadataWorkspace Class

Represents the ADO.NET metadata runtime service component that provides support for retrieving metadata from various sources.

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

public sealed class MetadataWorkspace

The MetadataWorkSpace class provides a central runtime service component that you can use to interact with the Entity Data Model (EDM) metadata in the context of a given application. For more information, see Metadata Workspace.


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