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.NET Framework Class Library

MetaModel Class

An abstraction that represents the mapping between a database and domain objects.


Namespace:  System.Data.Linq.Mapping
Assembly:  System.Data.Linq (in System.Data.Linq.dll)
Public MustInherit Class MetaModel

The MetaModel type exposes the following members.

  Name Description
Protected method MetaModel Initializes a new instance of the MetaModel class.
  Name Description
Public property ContextType Gets the type of DataContext type that this model describes.
Public property DatabaseName Gets the name of the database.
Public property MappingSource Gets the mapping source that originated this model.
Public property ProviderType Gets or sets the provider type.
  Name Description
Public method Equals(Object) Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected method Finalize Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method GetFunction Gets the MetaFunction that corresponds to a database function.
Public method GetFunctions Gets an enumeration of all functions.
Public method GetHashCode Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method GetMetaType Discovers the MetaType for the specified Type.
Public method GetTable Gets the MetaTable associated with a specified Type.
Public method GetTables Get an enumeration of all tables.
Public method GetType Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected method MemberwiseClone Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method ToString Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4
Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.