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EntityObject Class

Base class for entity types that are generated by the Entity Data Model tools.


Namespace:  System.Data.Objects.DataClasses
Assembly:  System.Data.Entity (in System.Data.Entity.dll)

[DataContractAttribute(IsReference = true)]
public ref class EntityObject abstract : public StructuralObject, 
	IEntityWithKey, IEntityWithChangeTracker, IEntityWithRelationships

The EntityObject type exposes the following members.

Protected methodEntityObjectInitializes a new instance of the EntityObject class.

Public propertyEntityKeyGets or sets the key for this object.
Public propertyEntityStateGets the entity state of the object.

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 methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodGetValidValue<T>(T, String, Boolean, Boolean)Returns a complex type for the specified property. (Inherited from StructuralObject.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodOnPropertyChangedRaises the PropertyChanged event. (Inherited from StructuralObject.)
Protected methodOnPropertyChangingRaises the PropertyChanging event. (Inherited from StructuralObject.)
Protected methodReportPropertyChangedNotifies the change tracker that a property has changed. (Overrides StructuralObject::ReportPropertyChanged(String).)
Protected methodReportPropertyChangingNotifies the change tracker that a property change is pending. (Overrides StructuralObject::ReportPropertyChanging(String).)
Protected methodSetValidValue<T>(T, T, String)Sets a complex object for the specified property. (Inherited from StructuralObject.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

Public eventPropertyChangedOccurs when a property value has changed. (Inherited from StructuralObject.)
Public eventPropertyChangingOccurs when a property value change is a pending. (Inherited from StructuralObject.)

Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIEntityWithChangeTracker::SetChangeTrackerSpecifies the instance of IEntityChangeTracker that is used to report property changes.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate propertyIEntityWithRelationships::RelationshipManagerGets the relationship manager used by this object.

.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.