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PrimitiveType Class

Describes the .NET Framework primitive types, conceptual model primitive types, and storage provider-specific primitive types.

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

public sealed class PrimitiveType : SimpleType

The PrimitiveType type exposes the following members.

Public propertyAbstractGets a value indicating whether this type is abstract or not. (Inherited from EdmType.)
Public propertyBaseTypeGets the base type of this type. (Inherited from EdmType.)
Public propertyBuiltInTypeKindGets the built-in type kind for this PrimitiveType. (Overrides MetadataItem.BuiltInTypeKind.)
Public propertyClrEquivalentTypeReturns an equivalent common language runtime (CLR) type of this PrimitiveType. Note that the ClrEquivalentType property always returns a non-nullable type value.
Public propertyDocumentationGets or sets the documentation associated with this type. (Inherited from MetadataItem.)
Public propertyFacetDescriptionsGets the list of facet descriptions for this PrimitiveType.
Public propertyFullNameGets the full name of this type. (Inherited from EdmType.)
Public propertyMetadataPropertiesGets the list of properties of the current type. (Inherited from MetadataItem.)
Public propertyNameGets the name of this type. (Inherited from EdmType.)
Public propertyNamespaceNameGets the namespace of this type. (Inherited from EdmType.)
Public propertyPrimitiveTypeKindGets a PrimitiveTypeKind enumeration value that indicates a primitive type of this PrimitiveType.

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 methodGetCollectionTypeReturns an instance of the CollectionType whose element type is this type. (Inherited from EdmType.)
Public methodGetEdmPrimitiveType()Returns the equivalent EdmType of this PrimitiveType.
Public methodStatic memberGetEdmPrimitiveType(PrimitiveTypeKind)Returns the equivalent EdmType of a PrimitiveType.
Public methodStatic memberGetEdmPrimitiveTypesReturns the list of primitive types.
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
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 the full name of this type. (Inherited from EdmType.)

For more information, see Simple Types.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

.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.