Data Access has been discontinued. Please refer to this page for more information.


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.

The MetaMember holds information about the fields and properties of the persistent classes. Each MetaPersistentType has a list of MetaMember objects that define the shape and characteristics of data that a persistent class instance will contain. There are two types of members that can be declared in any MetaType - MetaPrimitiveMember and MetaNavigationMember. Via the MetaMember object, you could get access to the following information:

  • DeclaringType - the type on which this member is declared.
  • IsArtificial - gets whether this field is marked as artificial.
  • DataAccessKind - describes the type of access to the data. It could be InsertOnly, ReadOnly or ReadWrite.
  • NullValueBehavior - the behavior of the member in case null value is assigned to it. It could be Exception or None.
  • MemberAccessModifier - gets the access modifier for the member. It could be Public, Assembly, Private, Family or FamilyOrAssembly.
  • MemberInheritanceModifier - gets the inheritance modifier for the member. It could be None, Abstract or Final.
  • MemberType - the type of the member.