ExpandSegment Class

The segment of a query that indicates whether data should be returned inline instead of as deferred content.


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

public class ExpandSegment

The ExpandSegment type exposes the following members.

Public methodExpandSegmentInitializes an ExpandSegment object with the specified property name and a filtering expression, possibly null.

Public propertyExpandedPropertyGets the property to be expanded.
Public propertyFilterThe filter option in the query to which the expand segment applies.
Public propertyHasFilterA Boolean value that indicates whether the expand statement is used with a filter expression.
Public propertyMaxResultsExpectedGets the maximum number of results expected.
Public propertyNameThe name of the property to be expanded.

Public methodEquals (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalize (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCode (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetType (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseClone (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodStatic memberPathHasFilterA Boolean value that indicates whether the path includes a filter option on target data.
Public methodToString (Inherited from Object.)

An $expandclause indicates that each $expanditem should be fully expanded. For example, the value OrderLines.Product.Image with $expand causes OrderLines, the Product of each element in OrderLines, and the Image of the Product of each element in OrderLines to be expanded.

The left-most property in an $expand clause must be a property on the entity type within the entity set identified by the last path segment in the request URI.

Redundant expand clause rules are acceptable and ignored.

The following URI expands the OrderLines associated with each Order returned by the query.


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.