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EntitySetAttribute Class

Indicates the entity set to which a client data service class belongs.

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

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class, AllowMultiple = false)]
public sealed class EntitySetAttribute : Attribute

This topic describes new functionality in ADO.NET Data Services that is available as an update to the .NET Framework version 3.5 Service Pack 1. You can download and install the update from the Microsoft Download Center.

The EntitySetAttribute class is used by the client during data binding to determine the name of the entity set to which a class belongs. This attribute is generated by the Add Service Reference dialog box when the Binding option is used and by the DataSvcUtil.exe tool when the /binding option is supplied.

You must apply the EntitySetAttribute to any user-supplied client data service classes that are used with data binding.

EntitySetAttribute is only supported when there is one entity set associated with the type.


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