ComplexType ComplexType ComplexType ComplexType Class

Definition

Represents a complex type in a conceptual model.

public ref class ComplexType : System::Data::Metadata::Edm::StructuralType
public class ComplexType : System.Data.Metadata.Edm.StructuralType
type ComplexType = class
    inherit StructuralType
Public Class ComplexType
Inherits StructuralType
Inheritance

Examples

The following code sample gets a metadata workspace from the connection and uses that metadata workspace to retrieve information about the properties of the complex types in the specified model. Note that the metadata workspace is a runtime service component that provides support for retrieving metadata.

The code sample uses a CSpace to specify the model. The CSpace represents the default name for the conceptual model. The code sample uses the CustomerComplexAddr model that is provided in How to: Define a Model with Complex Types (Entity Framework) topic. For an example of the application config file, see Implementing Complex Type (EDM) topic.

using System;  
using System.Data;  
using System.Collections.ObjectModel;  
using System.Data.EntityClient;  
using System.Data.Metadata.Edm;  

class GetComplexTypeMembersExample  
{  
  static void Main()  
  {  
    try  
    {  
      // Establish a connection to the underlying data provider by   
      // using the connection string specified in the config file.  
      using (EntityConnection connection =  
        new EntityConnection("Name=CustomerWComplexAddrEntities"))  
      {  
         // Open the connection.  
         connection.Open();  

         // Access the metadata workspace.  
         MetadataWorkspace workspace =   
            connection.GetMetadataWorkspace();  

         // Get properties of complex types.  
         GetProperties(workspace, DataSpace.CSpace);  
      }  
    }  
    catch (MetadataException exceptionMetadata)  
    {  
       Console.WriteLine("MetadataException: {0}",  
              exceptionMetadata.Message);  
    }  
    catch (System.Data.MappingException exceptionMapping)  
    {  
       Console.WriteLine("MappingException: {0}",  
               exceptionMapping.Message);  
    }  
  }  

  public static void GetProperties(MetadataWorkspace workspace,   
      DataSpace model)  
  {  
    // Get a collection of complex types.  
    ReadOnlyCollection<ComplexType> complexTypes =  
       workspace.GetItems<ComplexType>(model);  

    // Iterate through the collection to get each complex type.  
    foreach (ComplexType complexType in complexTypes)  
    {  
       Console.WriteLine(  
         "\n\n***ComplexType Name: {0}, Namespace: {1}",  
         complexType.Name,  
         complexType.NamespaceName);  

       Console.WriteLine(  
          "\nGet the properties of this " +  
          "ComplexType object ==>");  
          // Iterate through the collection to get each property of the   
          // current ComplexType object.  
          foreach (EdmProperty property in complexType.Properties)  
          {  
            Console.Write("   Property Name: {0} ", property.Name);  

            Console.WriteLine(  
               "   Property declaring Type: {0}, edmtype: {1}," +  
               " default: {2}, nullable: {3} ",  
               property.DeclaringType, property.TypeUsage.EdmType,  
               property.Default, property.Nullable);  
          }  
      }  
  }  
}  
Imports System  
Imports System.Collections.ObjectModel  
Imports System.Data  
Imports System.Data.EntityClient  
Imports System.Data.Metadata.Edm  

Class GetComplexTypeMembersExample  
  Public Shared Sub Main()  
    Try  
      ' Establish a connection to the underlying data provider by   
      ' using the connection string specified in the config file.  
      Using connection As EntityConnection = _  
         New EntityConnection("Name=CustomerWComplexAddrEntities")  

         ' Open the conection.  
         connection.Open()  

         ' Access the metadata workspace.  
         Dim workspace As MetadataWorkspace = _  
            connection.GetMetadataWorkspace  

         ' Get properties of complex types.  
         GetProperties(workspace, DataSpace.CSpace)  
      End Using  
    Catch exceptionMetadata As MetadataException  
       Console.WriteLine("MetadataException: {0}", _  
           exceptionMetadata.Message)  
    Catch exceptionMapping As MappingException  
       Console.WriteLine("MappingException: {0}", _  
           exceptionMapping.Message)  
     End Try  
  End Sub  

  Public Shared Sub GetProperties( _  
    ByVal workspace As MetadataWorkspace, ByVal model As DataSpace)  

    ' Get a collection of complex types.  
    Dim complexTypes As ReadOnlyCollection(Of ComplexType) = _  
       workspace.GetItems(Of ComplexType)(model)  

    ' Iterate through the collection to get each complex type.  
    Dim complexType As ComplexType  
    For Each complexType In complexTypes  
       Console.WriteLine( _  
          ControlChars.Lf & ControlChars.Lf & _  
          "***ComplexType Name: {0}, Namespace: {1}", _  
          complexType.Name, complexType.NamespaceName)  

       Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Lf & _  
          "Get the properties of this ComplexType object ==>")  

          ' Iterate through the collection to get each property of the   
          ' current ComplexType object.  
          Dim property1 As EdmProperty  
          For Each property1 In complexType.Properties  
            Console.Write("   Property Name: {0} ", property1.Name)  
            Console.WriteLine( _  
              "   Property declaring Type: {0}, edmtype: {1}, " + _  
              "default: {2}, nullable: {3} ", _  
              New Object() {property1.DeclaringType, _  
              property1.TypeUsage.EdmType, _  
              property1.Default, property1.Nullable})  
          Next  
        Next  
    End Sub  
End Class  

Remarks

The ComplexType in a conceptual model represents a type that includes a set of properties like an entity type but does not include a key property. For more information about the complex types in a conceptual model, see Complex Type and How to: Define a Model with Complex Types (Entity Framework).

Properties

Abstract Abstract Abstract Abstract

Gets a value indicating whether this type is abstract or not.

(Inherited from EdmType)
BaseType BaseType BaseType BaseType

Gets the base type of this type.

(Inherited from EdmType)
BuiltInTypeKind BuiltInTypeKind BuiltInTypeKind BuiltInTypeKind

Gets the built-in type kind for this ComplexType.

Documentation Documentation Documentation Documentation

Gets or sets the documentation associated with this type.

(Inherited from MetadataItem)
FullName FullName FullName FullName

Gets the full name of this type.

(Inherited from EdmType)
Members Members Members Members

Gets the list of members on this type.

(Inherited from StructuralType)
MetadataProperties MetadataProperties MetadataProperties MetadataProperties

Gets the list of properties of the current type.

(Inherited from MetadataItem)
Name Name Name Name

Gets the name of this type.

(Inherited from EdmType)
NamespaceName NamespaceName NamespaceName NamespaceName

Gets the namespace of this type.

(Inherited from EdmType)
Properties Properties Properties Properties

Gets the list of properties for this ComplexType.

Methods

Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.

(Inherited from Object)
GetCollectionType() GetCollectionType() GetCollectionType() GetCollectionType()

Returns an instance of the CollectionType whose element type is this type.

(Inherited from EdmType)
GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function.

(Inherited from Object)
GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

Returns the full name of this type.

(Inherited from EdmType)

Applies to