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DataServiceContext.DetachLink Method

Removes the specified link from the list of links being tracked by the DataServiceContext.

Namespace:  System.Data.Services.Client
Assembly:  System.Data.Services.Client (in System.Data.Services.Client.dll)

public bool DetachLink(
	Object source,
	string sourceProperty,
	Object target


Type: System.Object

The source object participating in the link to be marked for deletion.

Type: System.String

The name of the property on the source object that represents the source in the link between the source and the target.

Type: System.Object

The target object involved in the link that is bound to the source object. The target object must be of the type identified by the source property or a subtype.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
Returns true if the specified entity was detached; otherwise false.


When source or sourceProperty are null.


When sourceProperty is an empty string.

Any link being tracked by the DataServiceContext, regardless of its current state, can be detached.

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