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EntityReference Class

Base class that implements non-generic functionality for an EntityReference<TEntity>.

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

public abstract class EntityReference : RelatedEnd

The EntityReference class exposes the EntityKey of the related object and is a base class for the EntityReference<TEntity> class. An EntityReference<TEntity> object is returned by a navigation property when the related end has a multiplicity of zero or one. For more information, see Navigation Properties (EDM).

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