.NET Framework 4.5.2+
.NET Framework 4.5.2+
.NET Standard 2.0+

Session.GetObjectByKey<ClassType>(Object, Boolean) Method

Returns a persistent object of the type designated by the specified generic type parameter, with the specified value for its key property.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpo

Assembly: DevExpress.Xpo.v21.2.dll


public ClassType GetObjectByKey<ClassType>(
    object id,
    bool alwaysGetFromDataStore


Name Type Description
id Object

An object that represents the persistent object’s key property value.

alwaysGetFromDataStore Boolean

true, to reload the persistent object from storage if it is found in memory; otherwise, false.

Type Parameters

Name Description

A type of objects to search for.


Type Description

An object which represents a persistent object with the specified value for its key property. Null if no objects are found.


Below is an example of using the GetObjectByKey<ClassType> method. Here, session is the Session instance.

using DevExpress.Xpo;
// ...
Person personToDelete = session.GetObjectByKey<Person>(152, true);

Firstly, the GetObjectByKey<ClassType> method searches the memory for the object with the specified value of the key property. If such an object is found, it is not reloaded. To get the up-to-date object from the data store, the alwaysGetFromDb parameter must be set to true.


The GetObjectByKey<ClassType> method does not find objects until they are saved to a data store.

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