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EntityTemplateFactory Class

Creates an entity template.


Namespace:  System.Web.DynamicData
Assembly:  System.Web.DynamicData (in System.Web.DynamicData.dll)

public class EntityTemplateFactory

The EntityTemplateFactory type exposes the following members.

Public methodEntityTemplateFactoryInitializes a new instance of the EntityTemplateFactory class.

Public methodBuildEntityTemplateVirtualPathBuilds the path of the entity template for the specified table.
Public methodCreateEntityTemplateCreates an instance of the entity template for the specified table.
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetEntityTemplateVirtualPathGets the virtual path of the entity template for the specified table.
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

The EntityTemplateFactory class is used at run time by Dynamic Data to get an instance of an entity template for a table. Entity templates are user controls that apply to a whole table row instead of a single data field, as with field templates. The entity templates are displayed on a page by using the DynamicEntity class. They use field templates to display values from the data model.

Dynamic Data provides default entity templates that are found in the ~\DynamicData\EntityTemplates folder. You can modify these default entity templates or create custom ones to change the appearance and behavior for a table. There are templates for display, edit, and insert operations.

For an example of how to use entity templates, see Walkthrough: Customizing Table Layout Using Entity Templates.

.NET Framework

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.

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