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XPMemberInfo.MappingField Property

Gets the column’s name in the data store which the member’s value is stored in.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpo.Metadata

Assembly: DevExpress.Xpo.v24.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Xpo


public string MappingField { get; }

Property Value

Type Description

A String value that specifies the column’s name in the data store which the member’s value is stored in.


Use the MappingField property to obtain the name of the column in the data store which the member’s data is stored in.

By default, the MappingField property returns the member’s name. Use the PersistentAttribute to specify the name of a field in the data store to map to.


The following example shows how to use the PersistentAliasAttribute to implement a public read-only property exposing a value of the private persistent property. The expression passed in the PersistentAliasAttribute class constructor specifies the name of the field which stores the value at runtime. The field is decorated with the PersistentAttribute whose PersistentAttribute.MapTo property holds the name of the data store column where the field’s value is stored.

using DevExpress.Xpo;

// ...
private string mDefaultAddress;

public string DefaultAddress {
    get {
        return mDefaultAddress;

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