Parameter Class

NOTE: This API is now obsolete.

Represents the in, inout, out and return parameters of each method.

Inheritance Hierarchy


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


<ObsoleteAttribute("O12 Application Registry API is deprecated. Please use BusinessData.",  _
    False)> _
<SharePointPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, ObjectModel := True)> _
<SharePointPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand, ObjectModel := True)> _
Public Class Parameter _
    Inherits MetadataObject
Dim instance As Parameter
[ObsoleteAttribute("O12 Application Registry API is deprecated. Please use BusinessData.", 
[SharePointPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, ObjectModel = true)]
[SharePointPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand, ObjectModel = true)]
public class Parameter : MetadataObject


In cases where a Web method returns void, it is likely returning a value in an out parameter. You must describe that parameter as the return parameter in the metadata. A return parameter in the Business Data Catalog is the value it should read from the back-end application. Parameters contain information such as:

  • The direction of the parameter (In, Out, InOut, Return).

  • The ordinal number of the parameter in the method signature.

  • Whether the parameter is optional.

  • The TypeReflector. Every Parameter object contains a TypeReflector. The TypeReflector is responsible for instantiating a Parameter object filled with default values according to the structure indicated by the TypeDescriptor, and getting or setting values for individual fields referenced by type descriptors in the instantiated Parameter object.

For Web methods, parameter names are tokens used by the Business Data Catalog. Though they must be unique for a given method, you can name them anything. TypeDescriptor names, however, must exactly match the structures and fields returned by the back-end application methods.

In the case of a database, the parameter names must exactly match the parameter names in the stored procedure or SQL query.

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


Parameter Members

Microsoft.Office.Server.ApplicationRegistry.MetadataModel Namespace