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.NET Framework 4.5.2+

EFObjectSpace.FirstOrDefault<ObjectType>(Expression<Func<ObjectType, Boolean>>, Boolean) Method

Searches for the first object that matches the specified lambda expression. The generic parameter determines the object’s type. This method takes uncommitted changes into account.

Namespace: DevExpress.ExpressApp.EF

Assembly: DevExpress.ExpressApp.EF6.v22.1.dll

Declaration

public override ObjectType FirstOrDefault<ObjectType>(
    Expression<Func<ObjectType, bool>> criteriaExpression,
    bool inTransaction
)
    where ObjectType : class

Parameters

Name Type Description
criteriaExpression Expression<Func<ObjectType, Boolean>>

A lambda expression to search for an object.

inTransaction Boolean

true if the method takes unsaved changes into account; otherwise, false.

Type Parameters

Name Description
ObjectType

The Type of an object to be returned.

Returns

Type Description
ObjectType

The first object that matches the specified lambda expression.

Remarks

The following example uses a Parametrized Action to search for a Person by LastName. After that, this example invokes the default mail client and creates a new draft of a message for that person.

using DevExpress.ExpressApp;
using DevExpress.ExpressApp.Actions;
using DevExpress.ExpressApp.EF;
using DevExpress.Persistent.Base;
using System.Diagnostics;
// ...
public class SendEmailController : ObjectViewController<ListView, Contact> {
    public SendEmailController() {
        ParametrizedAction sendEmailAction = new ParametrizedAction(
            this, "SendEmail", PredefinedCategory.Edit, typeof(string));
        sendEmailAction.Execute += SendEmailAction_Execute;
    }
    private void SendEmailAction_Execute(object sender, ParametrizedActionExecuteEventArgs e) {
        EFObjectSpace objectSpace = (EFObjectSpace)View.ObjectSpace;
        string contactParamValue = e.ParameterCurrentValue as string;
        if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(contactParamValue)) {
            Contact contact = objectSpace.FirstOrDefault<Contact>(p => p.LastName == contactParamValue, true);
            if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(contact?.Email)) {
                Process.Start($"mailto:{contact.Email}");
            }
        }
    }
}
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