LinkDescriptor Class

Represents a link between two entities.

Inheritance Hierarchy


Namespace:  System.Data.Services.Client
Assembly:  System.Data.Services.Client (in System.Data.Services.Client.dll)


<DebuggerDisplayAttribute("State = {state}")> _
Public NotInheritable Class LinkDescriptor _
    Inherits Descriptor
[DebuggerDisplayAttribute("State = {state}")]
public sealed class LinkDescriptor : Descriptor

The LinkDescriptor type exposes the following members.


  Name Description
Public property Source A source entity in the link returned by a DataServiceResponse.
Public property SourceProperty The name of the navigation property on the source object that represents the link.
Public property State When overridden in a derived class, gets the state of the object at the time this instance was constructed. (Inherited from Descriptor.)
Public property Target The source entity in the link returned by a DataServiceResponse.



  Name Description
Public method Equals(Object) Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected method Finalize Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method GetHashCode Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method GetType Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected method MemberwiseClone Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method ToString Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)



The EndSaveChanges method returns a DataServiceResponse object that contains a series of OperationResponse objects, each of which contains a sequence of EntityDescriptor or LinkDescriptor instances that represent persisted changes.

For successful operations, the state State property of the descriptor is set to unchanged and the new values for insert and update operations are merged according to the merge settings.

For operations with errors, the state of the descriptor will remain the same as it was before EndSaveChanges was called.

If an error occurred and processing stopped during an operation, the State will remain unchanged.

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4, 3


For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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.