EntityInstanceIdEncoder Class

Provides encoding and decoding of entity instance identifiers.

Inheritance Hierarchy


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


<SharePointPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, ObjectModel := True)> _
Public NotInheritable Class EntityInstanceIdEncoder
You do not need to declare an instance of a static class in order to access its members.
[SharePointPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, ObjectModel = true)]
public static class EntityInstanceIdEncoder


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. Serializing the identifier column enables you to call instance methods. When the Business Data Catalog serializes the ID column, it encodes it, so you must decode the ID column before you can use the ID values. To decode the ID column, use the EntityInstanceIdEncoder.DecodeEntityInstanceId() method and pass in ColNameSerializedId, which is the name the Business Data Catalog assigns to the serialized ID column. This decodes the identifiers and returns an array of identifier values.

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.

See Also


EntityInstanceIdEncoder Members

Microsoft.Office.Server.ApplicationRegistry.Infrastructure Namespace