EF.Property<TProperty>(Object, String) Method

Definition

References a given property or navigation on an entity instance. This is useful for shadow state properties, for which no CLR property exists. Currently this method can only be used in LINQ queries and can not be used to access the value assigned to a property in other scenarios.

public static TProperty Property<TProperty> (object entity, string propertyName);
static member Property : obj * string -> 'Property
Public Shared Function Property(Of TProperty) (entity As Object, propertyName As String) As TProperty

Type Parameters

TProperty

The type of the property being referenced.

Parameters

entity
Object

The entity to access the property on.

propertyName
String

The name of the property.

Returns

TProperty

The value assigned to the property.

Examples

The following code performs a filter using the a LastUpdated shadow state property.

var blogs = context.Blogs
    .Where(b => EF.Property<DateTime>(b, "LastUpdated") > DateTime.Now.AddDays(-5));

Remarks

Note that this is a static method accessed through the top-level EF static type.

See Using EF.Property in EF Core queries for more information and examples.

Applies to