INavigation Interface

Definition

Represents a navigation property which can be used to navigate a relationship.

public interface INavigation : Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.Metadata.IPropertyBase
public interface INavigation : Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.Metadata.INavigationBase
public interface INavigation : Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.Metadata.INavigationBase, Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.Metadata.IReadOnlyNavigation
type INavigation = interface
    interface IPropertyBase
    interface IAnnotatable
type INavigation = interface
    interface INavigationBase
    interface IPropertyBase
    interface IAnnotatable
type INavigation = interface
    interface IReadOnlyNavigation
    interface IReadOnlyNavigationBase
    interface IReadOnlyPropertyBase
    interface IReadOnlyAnnotatable
    interface INavigationBase
    interface IPropertyBase
    interface IAnnotatable
Public Interface INavigation
Implements IPropertyBase
Public Interface INavigation
Implements INavigationBase
Public Interface INavigation
Implements INavigationBase, IReadOnlyNavigation
Derived
Implements

Remarks

See Modeling entity types and relationships for more information.

Properties

ClrType

Gets the type of value that this property-like object holds.

(Inherited from IReadOnlyPropertyBase)
DeclaringEntityType

Gets the entity type that this navigation property belongs to.

DeclaringType

Gets the type that this property-like object belongs to.

(Inherited from IReadOnlyPropertyBase)
FieldInfo

Gets the FieldInfo for the underlying CLR field for this property-like object. This may be null for shadow properties or if the backing field is not known.

(Inherited from IReadOnlyPropertyBase)
ForeignKey

Gets the foreign key that defines the relationship this navigation property will navigate.

Inverse

Gets the inverse navigation.

IsCollection

Gets a value indicating whether the navigation property is a collection property.

IsEagerLoaded

Determines whether this navigation should be eager loaded by default.

IsOnDependent

Gets a value indicating whether the navigation property is defined on the dependent side of the underlying foreign key.

Item[String]

Gets the value of the annotation with the given name, returning null if it does not exist.

(Inherited from IReadOnlyAnnotatable)
Name

Gets the name of this property-like object.

(Inherited from IReadOnlyPropertyBase)
PropertyInfo

Gets the PropertyInfo for the underlying CLR property for this property-like object. This may be null for shadow properties or if mapped directly to a field.

(Inherited from IReadOnlyPropertyBase)
TargetEntityType

Gets the entity type that this navigation property will hold an instance(s) of.

Methods

AddRuntimeAnnotation(String, Object)

Adds a runtime annotation to this object. Throws if an annotation with the specified name already exists.

(Inherited from IAnnotatable)
AnnotationsToDebugString(Int32)

Gets the debug string for all annotations declared on the object.

(Inherited from IReadOnlyAnnotatable)
FindAnnotation(String)

Gets the annotation with the given name, returning null if it does not exist.

(Inherited from IReadOnlyAnnotatable)
FindRuntimeAnnotation(String)

Gets the runtime annotation with the given name, returning null if it does not exist.

(Inherited from IAnnotatable)
FindRuntimeAnnotationValue(String)

Gets the value of the runtime annotation with the given name, returning null if it does not exist.

(Inherited from IAnnotatable)
GetAnnotation(String)

Gets the annotation with the given name, throwing if it does not exist.

(Inherited from IReadOnlyAnnotatable)
GetAnnotations()

Gets all annotations on the current object.

(Inherited from IReadOnlyAnnotatable)
GetCollectionAccessor()

Gets the IClrCollectionAccessor for this navigation property, if it's a collection navigation.

GetCurrentValueComparer()

Gets a IComparer<T> for comparing values in tracked IUpdateEntry entries.

(Inherited from IPropertyBase)
GetFieldName()

Gets the name of the backing field for this property, or null if the backing field is not known.

(Inherited from IReadOnlyPropertyBase)
GetGetter()

Gets a IClrPropertyGetter for reading the value of this property.

Note that it is an error to call this method for a shadow property (IsShadowProperty()) since such a property has no associated MemberInfo.

(Inherited from IPropertyBase)
GetIndex()

Gets the property index for this property.

(Inherited from IPropertyBase)
GetMemberInfo(Boolean, Boolean)

Gets the PropertyInfo or FieldInfo that should be used to get or set a value for the given property.

Note that it is an error to call this method for a shadow property (IsShadowProperty()) since such a property has no associated MemberInfo.

(Inherited from IPropertyBase)
GetOrAddRuntimeAnnotationValue<TValue,TArg>(String, Func<TArg,TValue>, TArg)

Gets the value of the runtime annotation with the given name, adding it if one does not exist.

(Inherited from IAnnotatable)
GetPropertyAccessMode()

Gets the PropertyAccessMode being used for this property-like object.

(Inherited from IReadOnlyPropertyBase)
GetRuntimeAnnotations()

Gets all the runtime annotations on the current object.

(Inherited from IAnnotatable)
IsIndexerProperty()

Gets a value indicating whether this is an indexer property. An indexer property is one that is accessed through an indexer on the entity class.

(Inherited from IReadOnlyPropertyBase)
IsShadowProperty()

Gets a value indicating whether this is a shadow property. A shadow property is one that does not have a corresponding property in the entity class. The current value for the property is stored in the ChangeTracker rather than being stored in instances of the entity class.

(Inherited from IReadOnlyPropertyBase)
RemoveRuntimeAnnotation(String)

Removes the given runtime annotation from this object.

(Inherited from IAnnotatable)
SetIsLoadedWhenNoTracking(Object)

Calls SetLoaded(Object, String, Boolean) for a INavigationBase to mark it as loaded when a no-tracking query has eagerly loaded this relationship.

(Inherited from INavigationBase)
SetRuntimeAnnotation(String, Object)

Sets the runtime annotation stored under the given key. Overwrites the existing annotation if an annotation with the specified name already exists.

(Inherited from IAnnotatable)
ToDebugString(MetadataDebugStringOptions, Int32)

Creates a human-readable representation of the given metadata.

Warning: Do not rely on the format of the returned string. It is designed for debugging only and may change arbitrarily between releases.

(Inherited from IReadOnlyNavigation)

Explicit Interface Implementations

INavigationBase.DeclaringEntityType

Gets the entity type that this navigation property belongs to.

INavigationBase.GetCollectionAccessor()

Gets the IClrCollectionAccessor for this navigation property, if it's a collection navigation.

INavigationBase.Inverse

Gets the inverse navigation.

INavigationBase.IsCollection

Gets a value indicating whether the navigation property is a collection property.

INavigationBase.TargetEntityType

Gets the entity type that this navigation property will hold an instance(s) of.

IPropertyBase.GetPropertyAccessMode()

Gets the PropertyAccessMode being used for this property. null indicates that the default property access mode is being used.

(Inherited from INavigationBase)
IReadOnlyNavigationBase.DeclaringEntityType

Gets the entity type that this navigation property belongs to.

(Inherited from IReadOnlyNavigation)
IReadOnlyNavigationBase.Inverse

Gets the inverse navigation.

(Inherited from IReadOnlyNavigation)
IReadOnlyNavigationBase.IsCollection

Gets a value indicating whether the navigation property is a collection property.

(Inherited from IReadOnlyNavigation)
IReadOnlyNavigationBase.TargetEntityType

Gets the entity type that this navigation property will hold an instance(s) of.

(Inherited from IReadOnlyNavigation)
IReadOnlyPropertyBase.IsShadowProperty()

Gets a value indicating whether this is a shadow property. A shadow property is one that does not have a corresponding property in the entity class. The current value for the property is stored in the ChangeTracker rather than being stored in instances of the entity class.

(Inherited from IReadOnlyNavigationBase)

Extension Methods

AnnotationsToDebugString(IAnnotatable, Int32)

Gets the debug string for all annotations declared on the object.

GetAnnotation(IAnnotatable, String)

Gets the annotation with the given name, throwing if it does not exist.

SetIsLoadedWhenNoTracking(INavigationBase, Object)

Calls SetLoaded(Object, String, Boolean) for a INavigationBase to mark it as loaded when a no-tracking query has eagerly loaded this relationship.

FindInverse(INavigation)
Obsolete.
Obsolete.

Gets the navigation property on the other end of the relationship. Returns null if there is no navigation property defined on the other end of the relationship.

GetCollectionAccessor(INavigation)

Gets the IClrCollectionAccessor for this navigation property, which must be a collection navigation.

GetTargetType(INavigation)
Obsolete.
Obsolete.

Gets the entity type that a given navigation property will hold an instance of (or hold instances of if it is a collection navigation).

IsCollection(INavigation)
Obsolete.
Obsolete.

Gets a value indicating whether the given navigation property is a collection property.

IsDependentToPrincipal(INavigation)
Obsolete.
Obsolete.

Gets a value indicating whether the given navigation property is the navigation property on the dependent entity type that points to the principal entity.

IsEagerLoaded(INavigation)
Obsolete.
Obsolete.

Gets a value indicating whether this navigation should be eager loaded by default.

ToDebugString(INavigation, MetadataDebugStringOptions, Int32)

Creates a human-readable representation of the given metadata.

Warning: Do not rely on the format of the returned string. It is designed for debugging only and may change arbitrarily between releases.

GetCurrentValueComparer(IPropertyBase)

Gets a IComparer<T> for comparing values in tracked IUpdateEntry entries.

GetFieldName(IPropertyBase)

Gets the name of the backing field for this property, or null if the backing field is not known.

GetGetter(IPropertyBase)

Gets a IClrPropertyGetter for reading the value of this property.

Note that it is an error to call this method for a shadow property (IsShadowProperty(IPropertyBase)) since such a property has no associated MemberInfo.

GetIndex(IPropertyBase)

Gets the property index for this property.

GetMemberInfo(IPropertyBase, Boolean, Boolean)

Gets the PropertyInfo or FieldInfo that should be used to get or set a value for the given property.

Note that it is an error to call this method for a shadow property (IsShadowProperty(IPropertyBase)) since such a property has no associated MemberInfo.

GetPropertyAccessMode(IPropertyBase)

Gets the PropertyAccessMode being used for this property. null indicates that the default property access mode is being used.

IsIndexerProperty(IPropertyBase)

Gets a value indicating whether this is an indexer property. An indexer property is one that is accessed through an indexer on the entity class.

IsShadowProperty(IPropertyBase)
Obsolete.

Gets a value indicating whether this is a shadow property. A shadow property is one that does not have a corresponding property in the entity class. The current value for the property is stored in the ChangeTracker rather than being stored in instances of the entity class.

Applies to