Say I have an entity with also non-persistent properties. DO4 implements INotifyPropertyChanged, and raises PropertyChanged event for persistent fields. I also would like to raise PropertyChanged event for my non-persistent fields. What is the best way to do this? I cannot raise the event because it's not in my class. A protected method for raising PropertyChanged would be helpful.

Updated at 01.06.2010 11:21:28

Solved. This way:

    protected void RaisePropertyChanged(string propertyName)
        var subscription = base.GetSubscription(EntityEventBroker.PropertyChangedEventKey);
        if(subscription.Second != null)
              .Invoke(this, new PropertyChangedEventArgs(propertyName));

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asked May 31 '10 at 19:34

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One Answer:

You must use NotifyPropertyChanged(string propertyName) or NotifyFieldChanged(FieldInfo field). The second method actually calls the first one:

protected internal void NotifyFieldChanged(FieldInfo field)
  if (!Session.EntityEvents.HasSubscribers)

  var rootField = field;
  while (rootField.Parent != null)
    rootField = rootField.Parent;


So it raises the event for topmost structure field, if the field is nested (i.e. declared inside Structure type).

Both methods are protected.

answered Sep 29 '10 at 08:31

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Alex Yakunin

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