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.NET 6.0+

XPBaseObject.Save() Method

Saves the object to the data store.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpo

Assembly: DevExpress.Xpo.v23.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Xpo


public void Save()


The Save method also saves all the referenced objects that are aggregated (see the AggregatedAttribute topic for information) and any referenced newly created non-aggregated objects that don’t yet exist in the data store.


The Save method saves the object immediately when the current persistent object is loaded using Session. If the UnitOfWork is used, the method marks the persistent object as modified and forces the UnitOfWork to include it into the further commit operation. UnitOfWork automatically collects new objects and tracks modified objects using the OnChanged method.


The following example demonstrates how to work with transactions.

In this example, the transaction begins when a persistent object is saved. The Session.BeginTransaction method marks the starting point of the transaction. If the value of the persistent object’s Amount property is negative, the Session.RollbackTransaction method is called which completes the transaction discarding all the changes made since the transaction was started.

Otherwise, if the Amount property’s value isn’t negative, the Session.CommitTransaction method is called to complete the transaction and save all the data modifications made.

using System;
using DevExpress.Xpo;
using DevExpress.Xpo.DB;

namespace ConsoleApplication1 {
    class Account : XPObject {
        public const double DefaultAmount = 100;
        private double amount = DefaultAmount;
        public Account(Session session) : base(session) { }
        public double Amount {
            get { return amount; }
            set { SetPropertyValue<double>(nameof(Amount), ref amount, value); }
        protected override void OnSaving() {
            if (!IsDeleted) {
                if (Amount < 0) {
                    throw new Exception("Negative amount!");

    class Program {
        static void Main(string[] args) {
            string connectionString = MSSqlConnectionProvider.GetConnectionString("(local)", "ConsoleApplication1");
            XpoDefault.DataLayer = XpoDefault.GetDataLayer(connectionString, AutoCreateOption.DatabaseAndSchema);
            Console.WriteLine("Press <Enter> to exit");

        static void TransferAmount(double amount) {
            using (Session session = new Session()) {
                Console.WriteLine("Creating Account1 with amount = " + Account.DefaultAmount);
                Account account1 = new Account(session);
                Console.WriteLine("Creating Account2 with amount = " + Account.DefaultAmount);
                Account account2 = new Account(session);
                Console.WriteLine("Beginning the transaction...");
                try {
                    Console.WriteLine(String.Format(" Withdrawing {0} from Account1", amount));
                    account1.Amount -= amount;
                    Console.WriteLine(String.Format(" Transferring {0} to Account2", amount));
                    account2.Amount += amount;
                    Console.WriteLine("Committing the transaction...");
                catch (Exception e) {
                    Console.WriteLine("Exception message: " + e.Message);
                    Console.WriteLine("Rolling back the transaction");
                    Console.WriteLine("Reloading the accounts from database...");
                Console.WriteLine("Account1 amount: " + account1.Amount);
                Console.WriteLine("Account2 amount: " + account2.Amount);

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