ElementCollection Class
NPersistence Reference Guide
Defines a collection of instances of a basic type or embeddable class. Must be specified if the collection is to be mapped by means of a collection table.

Examples

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Example:

[Entity] public class Person {
   [Id] protected String ssn;
   protected String name;
   ...
   [ElementCollection]  
   protected Set<String> nickNames = new HashSet();
     ...
}

Namespace: NPersistence
Assembly: NPersistence (in NPersistence.dll) Version: 2.0.0.0 (2.0.0.0)

Syntax

   
 C# 
public sealed class ElementCollection : Attribute

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 MemberDescription
ElementCollection()()()()
Initializes a new instance of the ElementCollection class
Fetch
(Optional) Whether the collection should be lazily loaded or must be eagerly fetched. The EAGER strategy is a requirement on the persistence provider runtime that the collection elements must be eagerly fetched. The LAZY strategy is a hint to the persistence provider runtime.
TargetClass
(Optional) The basic or embeddable class that is the element type of the collection. This element is optional only if the collection field or property is defined using generics, and must be specified otherwise. It defaults to the paramterized type of the collection when defined using generics.

Inheritance Hierarchy

System..::..Object
  System..::..Attribute
    NPersistence..::..ElementCollection

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