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ASP.NET Dynamic Data Unleashed by Oleg Sych

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Chapter 7. Metadata API

In This Chapter

Metadata Classes at a Glance

The MetaModel Class

The MetaTable Class

The MetaColumn Class

The MetaForeignKeyColumn Class

The MetaChildrenColumn Class

All components of Dynamic Data applications, including field templates, entity templates, filter templates, URL routes, and page templates, rely on the Metadata API to implement functionality appropriate for each particular element and combine them in complete websites. This chapter discusses the fundamental parts of the Metadata API you need to understand in order to work with Dynamic Data effectively.

Metadata Classes at a Glance

The Metadata API in Dynamic Data consists of three major classes shown in Figure 7.1: MetaModel, MetaTable, and

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