AbstractEntityInstance.EntityAsFormattedDataTable Property

When overridden in a derived class, gets the entity instance as a DataTable object with a single row of data containing the fields in the entity instance with formatting of the complex fields in the entity instance.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Office.Server.ApplicationRegistry.Runtime
Assembly:  Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal (in Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal.dll)


Public Overridable ReadOnly Property EntityAsFormattedDataTable As DataTable
Dim instance As AbstractEntityInstance
Dim value As DataTable

value = instance.EntityAsFormattedDataTable
public virtual DataTable EntityAsFormattedDataTable { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Data.DataTable
A DataTable object with a single row of data.




When entity instances are transformed into data rows in a data table, they lose the special semantics attached to them in the Business Data Catalog, such as the ability to call instance methods on them. Therefore, you should transform entity instances into data rows only if necessary.

See Also


AbstractEntityInstance Class

AbstractEntityInstance Members

Microsoft.Office.Server.ApplicationRegistry.Runtime Namespace