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Artificial Associations - Overview

This article is relevant to entity models that utilize the deprecated Visual Studio integration of Telerik Data Access. The current documentation of the Data Access framework is available here.

Artificial properties are properties that extend the structure of a persistent class by adding new persistent fields during runtime. Artificial properties can be of any normal CLR type, their type can be another persistent class (artificial association) or a generic collection.

All methods for configuring artificial types are located in the Telerik.OpenAccess.Metadata.Fluent.Artificial namespace.

The topics in this section demonstrates how to create and work with artificial associations, as follows:

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