51Degrees Pipeline Documentation  4.1

Introduction

Aspect data is the container for data that is returned as a result of the processing performed by an aspect engine. Just as an aspect engine is a specialization of a flow element, aspect data is a specialization of element data.

Aspect data works with aspect engine to provide the features associated with engines. For example, much of the lazy loading functionality in .NET actually resides in the aspect data class. For more details see the lazy loading feature page.

For details on data structure, life cycle and thread safety, see element data.