EntityInstanceReference.Materialize Method (OperationMode, Boolean)

Returns the referenced External Item using the specified operation mode and the option to do a delayed read.

Namespace:  Microsoft.BusinessData.Runtime
Assembly:  Microsoft.BusinessData (in Microsoft.BusinessData.dll)


Public Function Materialize ( _
    mode As OperationMode, _
    readNow As Boolean _
) As IEntityInstance
Dim instance As EntityInstanceReference
Dim mode As OperationMode
Dim readNow As Boolean
Dim returnValue As IEntityInstance

returnValue = instance.Materialize(mode, _
public IEntityInstance Materialize(
    OperationMode mode,
    bool readNow


  • readNow
    Type: System.Boolean

    true to retrieve all the fields of the External Item immediately from the external system; false to retrieve the fields only when needed.

Return Value

Type: Microsoft.BusinessData.Runtime.IEntityInstance
The referenced External Item.


This method will call FindSpecific(Identity, String, ILobSystemInstance, OperationMode, Boolean) to obtain the External Item.

See Also


EntityInstanceReference Class

EntityInstanceReference Members

Materialize Overload

Microsoft.BusinessData.Runtime Namespace