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

XPWeakReference Class

A persistent weak reference to a persistent object.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpo

Assembly: DevExpress.Xpo.v20.2.dll


public class XPWeakReference :
Public Class XPWeakReference
    Inherits XPCustomObject
    Implements IXPOServiceClass


A weak reference refers to an object but still allows it to be garbage collected.

A persistent weak reference can be used in the following instances:

  • when a persistent object needs to refer to another object whose type cannot be specified at the time the program code is written;
  • when you need to create a reference to an object but allow it to be garbage collected.

The object referenced by the XPWeakReference is specified by the XPWeakReference.Target property.

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