Entity.ReadXml Method

Reads the external content type definition from the specified metadata XML for the specified parent external content type.

Namespace:  Microsoft.SharePoint.BusinessData.Administration.Client
Assembly:  Microsoft.SharePoint.BusinessData.Administration.Client (in Microsoft.SharePoint.BusinessData.Administration.Client.dll)


Public Shared Function ReadXml ( _
    xml As String, _
    <OutAttribute> ByRef errors As String(), _
    packageContents As PackageContents, _
    lobSystem As LobSystem, _
    model As Model _
) As Entity
Dim xml As String
Dim errors As String()
Dim packageContents As PackageContents
Dim lobSystem As LobSystem
Dim model As Model
Dim returnValue As Entity

returnValue = Entity.ReadXml(xml, errors, _
    packageContents, lobSystem, model)
public static Entity ReadXml(
    string xml,
    out string[] errors,
    PackageContents packageContents,
    LobSystem lobSystem,
    Model model


  • errors
    Type: []

    A list of noncritical errors that occurred when reading the XML.

Return Value

Type: Microsoft.SharePoint.BusinessData.Administration.Client.Entity
The external content type.


Exception Condition

The xml parameter or the lobSystem parameter is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The packageContents parameter does not have the PackageContents.Model value set.

See Also


Entity Class

Entity Members

Microsoft.SharePoint.BusinessData.Administration.Client Namespace