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.NET Framework 4.5.2+

Session.DataLayer Property

Gets the data access layer used by the current session to access a data store.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpo

Assembly: DevExpress.Xpo.v23.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Xpo


public IDataLayer DataLayer { get; }

Property Value

Type Description

An object which implements the IDataLayer interface.


This example demonstrates how to create a data layer that will be used by all Session objects.

The XpoDefault.DataLayer property’s value is null by default. XPO creates a new data layer for each session when the session is connected to a data store.

In this example, a data layer (represented by the SimpleDataLayer class object) is created and assigned to the XpoDefault.DataLayer property using the XpoDefault.GetDataLayer method.

In this case, newly created sessions will use this data layer. The sessions’ Session.Connection and Session.ConnectionString properties are not initialized.

using DevExpress.Data.DB;
using DevExpress.Xpo;

string forcedConnectionString = ...;
XpoDefault.DataLayer = XpoDefault.GetDataLayer(forcedConnectionString, 

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