NamedLobSystemInstanceDictionary Class

NOTE: This API is now obsolete.

Represents a dictionary of LobSystemInstance objects from the Business Data Catalog.

Inheritance Hierarchy

  System.Collections.Generic.Dictionary<String, LobSystemInstance>

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


<SerializableAttribute> _
<ObsoleteAttribute("O12 Application Registry API is deprecated. Please use BusinessData.",  _
    False)> _
<SharePointPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.Demand, ObjectModel := True)> _
<SharePointPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand, ObjectModel := True)> _
Public Class NamedLobSystemInstanceDictionary _
    Inherits Dictionary(Of String, LobSystemInstance)
Dim instance As NamedLobSystemInstanceDictionary
[ObsoleteAttribute("O12 Application Registry API is deprecated. Please use BusinessData.", 
[SharePointPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.Demand, ObjectModel = true)]
[SharePointPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand, ObjectModel = true)]
public class NamedLobSystemInstanceDictionary : Dictionary<string, LobSystemInstance>


The following code example shows how to display the names of the systems registered in the Business Data Catalog. Specifying the Shared Services Provider (SSP) is the first step in getting a console application to work with the Business Data Catalog.

After you specify the Shared Service Provider, you can use the ApplicationRegistry object to get the LobSystemInstance objects registered with the Business Data Catalog, as shown in the following example.


  • Ensure a Shared Services Provider is already created.

  • Replace the constant value EnterYourSSPNameHere in the code with the name of your Shared Resource Provider.

Project References

Add the following Project References in your console application code project before running this sample:

  • Microsoft.SharePoint

  • Microsoft.SharePoint.Portal

  • Microsoft.Office.Server

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
using System.Data;
using Microsoft.Office.Server.ApplicationRegistry.MetadataModel;
using Microsoft.Office.Server.ApplicationRegistry.Runtime;
using Microsoft.Office.Server.ApplicationRegistry.SystemSpecific;
using Microsoft.Office.Server.ApplicationRegistry.Infrastructure;
using WSSAdmin = Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration;
using OSSAdmin = Microsoft.Office.Server.Administration;

namespace Microsoft.SDK.SharePointServer.Samples
    class GetStartedAndDisplaySystems
        const string yourSSPName = "EnterYourSSPNameHere";

        static void Main(string[] args)
            Console.WriteLine("Press any key to exit...");
        static void SetupBDC()
        static void DisplayLOBSystemsinBDC()
            NamedLobSystemInstanceDictionary sysInstances = ApplicationRegistry.GetLobSystemInstances();
            Console.WriteLine("Listing system instances...");
            foreach (String name in sysInstances.Keys)

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


NamedLobSystemInstanceDictionary Members

Microsoft.Office.Server.ApplicationRegistry.MetadataModel Namespace