Entity Class

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online

Represents an instance of an entity (a record).

Namespace: Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk
Assembly: Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk (in Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.dll)


<DataContractAttribute(Name:="Entity", Namespace:="http://schemas.microsoft.com/xrm/2011/Contracts")> _
<DefaultMemberAttribute("Item")> _
Public Class Entity
    Implements IExtensibleDataObject
[DataContractAttribute(Name="Entity", Namespace="http://schemas.microsoft.com/xrm/2011/Contracts")] 
public class Entity : IExtensibleDataObject


Entity is the base class for all types of entities in Microsoft Dynamics CRM. You use this class for both early and late bound programming.

Inheritance Hierarchy


Thread Safety

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


Development Platforms

Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7 (All Versions), Windows 8 (All Versions)

Target Platforms

Windows Server 2008, ,Windows Server 2012, ,Windows 7 (All Versions),

See Also


Entity Members
Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk Namespace

Other Resources

Use the Early Bound Entity Classes in Code
Use the Late Bound Entity Class in Code

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