AsEntity(...) - Get the Underlying Data
In most Razor and WebAPIs you will prefer to use Dynamic Entities allowing you to easily write code like
But in rare cases where you have a IDynamicEntity and want to access the real underlying IEntity in it's full complexity.
This is where
AsEntity(...) is used.
⚡ The official API docs.
AsEntity(...) reverses what AsDynamic(...) does.
If you have an object or you're not sure if it's either an IEntity or a IDynamicEntity, just pass it to
AsEntity(...) and it will detect either one.
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Example: Type Information
The Dynamic Entity has a property
EntityType but this will only return a name like
Person. If you need the full Content-Type definition, this is what you would do:
// assume that person is a Dynamic Entity var personTypeName = person.EntityType; // string var personType = AsEntity(person).Type; // Will return the IContentType
Example: Language Information
If you want to really check in the code, what languages have been translated. This is very sophisticated, but this is kind of how you would do it:
var personEntity = AsEntity(person); var attrName = personEntity["Name"]; // this will return an IAttribute<string> object
- Introduced ca. in 2sxc 1
- Modified/added signatures in 2sxc 7