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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:  Microsoft.Data.Services.Client (in Microsoft.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.

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