Features cascade-delete objects with the use of Null

PstrfIReferencesNullDelete` interface enables cascading deletion of objects (deleting all the referencing objects are stamped with a NULL instead of a reference to a deleted object).

How does IReferencesNullDelete

Logic for zero reference is spelled out in business server interface IReferencesNullDelete; own properties and methods this interface does not provide. Thus, together with some object to remove all references to it, enough that the object class was inherited from IReferencesNullDelete. The classes that refer to the desired, as follows:

  • Defined the directory where is the Assembly with the class, to which we are looking for.
  • In the directory are selected, all assemblies whose name ends with «(Objects).dll».
  • In assemblies looking for types that inherit from DataObject.
  • In the found types are defined by properties that contain a reference to the desired class or its ancestors.


Suppose there is a diagram of the form:

On the chart attached IReferencesNullDelete with the stereotype externalinterface , from which inherited class Plant2 and Cabbage2. Deleting an instance of this class will be deleted all references to the object. At the specified location of classes subject to the inheritance:

  • Deleting a class instance Plant2 will examine the links among instances of classes Salad2 and Dish2.
  • Deleting a class instance Cabbage2 will examine the links among instances of classes Salad2, Dish2, CabbageSalad, Soup2 (instances of the class CabbagePart2 are detaylari and will be deleted).
  • If a deleted object will be, for example, in the instance of the class Salad2 in the property Ingridient2, it will be prosrochena exception because this property is the attribute NotNull.