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ObjectStateEntry.State Property

Gets the state of this ObjectStateEntry.

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

public EntityState State { get; internal set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Data.EntityState
An EntityState that represents the current state of the object or relationship.

The example in this topic is based on the Adventure Works Sales Model.

The example deletes an existing product, adds a new product, and saves the changes to the data source. The example also shows the state of the ObjectStateEntry before and after the SaveChanges method is called.


// Specify the order to update.
int orderId = 43680;

using (AdventureWorksEntities context =
    new AdventureWorksEntities())
{
    try
    {
        var order = (from o in context.SalesOrderHeaders
                     where o.SalesOrderID == orderId
                     select o).First();

        // Change the status of an existing order.
        order.Status = 1;

        // Delete the first item in the order.
        context.DeleteObject(order.SalesOrderDetails.First());

        // Create a new SalesOrderDetail object.
        // You can use the static CreateObjectName method (the Entity Framework
        // adds this method to the generated entity types) instead of the new operator:
        // SalesOrderDetail.CreateSalesOrderDetail(1, 0, 2, 750, 1, (decimal)2171.2942, 0, 0,
        //                                         Guid.NewGuid(), DateTime.Today));
        SalesOrderDetail detail = new SalesOrderDetail
        {
            SalesOrderID = 0,
            SalesOrderDetailID = 0,
            OrderQty = 2,
            ProductID = 750,
            SpecialOfferID = 1,
            UnitPrice = (decimal)2171.2942,
            UnitPriceDiscount = 0,
            LineTotal = 0,
            rowguid = Guid.NewGuid(),
            ModifiedDate = DateTime.Now
        };
        order.SalesOrderDetails.Add(detail);

        // Get the ObjectStateEntry for the order.
        ObjectStateEntry stateEntry =
            context.ObjectStateManager
            .GetObjectStateEntry(order);
        Console.WriteLine("State before SaveChanges() is called: {0}",
            stateEntry.State.ToString());

        // Save changes in the object context to the database.
        int changes = context.SaveChanges();

        Console.WriteLine("State after SaveChanges() is called: {0}",
            stateEntry.State.ToString());

        Console.WriteLine(changes.ToString() + " changes saved!");
        Console.WriteLine("Updated item for order ID: "
            + order.SalesOrderID.ToString());

        // Iterate through the collection of SalesOrderDetail items.
        foreach (SalesOrderDetail item in order.SalesOrderDetails)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("Item ID: "
                + item.SalesOrderDetailID.ToString() + "  Product: "
                + item.ProductID.ToString() + "  Quantity: "
                + item.OrderQty.ToString());
        }
    }
    catch (UpdateException ex)
    {
        Console.WriteLine(ex.ToString());
    }
}


.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.
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