DataServiceCollection<T> Constructor (IEnumerable<T>, TrackingMode, String, Func<EntityChangedParams, Boolean>, Func<EntityCollectionChangedParams, Boolean>)

Creates a new instance of the DataServiceCollection<T> class a based on query execution and with the supplied change method delegates.

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


Public Sub New ( _
    items As IEnumerable(Of T), _
    trackingMode As TrackingMode, _
    entitySetName As String, _
    entityChangedCallback As Func(Of EntityChangedParams, Boolean), _
    collectionChangedCallback As Func(Of EntityCollectionChangedParams, Boolean) _
public DataServiceCollection(
    IEnumerable<T> items,
    TrackingMode trackingMode,
    string entitySetName,
    Func<EntityChangedParams, bool> entityChangedCallback,
    Func<EntityCollectionChangedParams, bool> collectionChangedCallback


  • entitySetName
    Type: System.String
    The entity set of the objects in the collection.


The entityChanged and collectionChanged functions are invoked by the PropertyChanged and CollectionChanged events, respectively. The entityChanged method takes an EntityCollectionChangedParams value and the collectionChanged method takes a EntityChangedParams value. Both methods must return a Boolean value that indicates whether the event was handled by the function. When the method returns true, the default behavior still occurs.

By default, automatic change tracking is enabled for a DataServiceCollection<T>. You can create an instance of DataServiceCollection<T> that uses manual change tracking when you create an instance using a constructor that enables you to supply a value of None for TrackingMode. When you use manual tracking, you must implement INotifyPropertyChanged and INotifyCollectionChanged and handle the raised events to manually report changes to the DataServiceContext.

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4


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