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The entity framework will only save properties it detects has changed via its proxy classes. I have a situation where I want a property to always be saved no matter if it changed or not.

I wrote a blank attribute called AlwaysUpdate which I apply to the property. I then overrode SaveChanges to scan for these attributes and mark the field as Modified. Is this code all right?

public override int SaveChanges()
{
    var changeSet = ChangeTracker.Entries();
    if (changeSet != null)
    {
        foreach (var entry in changeSet.Where( c=> c.State == System.Data.EntityState.Modified ))
        {
            foreach (var prop in entry.Entity.GetType().GetProperties().Where(p => p.GetCustomAttributes(typeof(AlwaysUpdateAttribute), true).Count() > 0).Select( p => p.Name ))
            {
                if (entry.State == System.Data.EntityState.Added || entry.State == System.Data.EntityState.Unchanged) continue;
                // Try catch removes the errors for detached and unchanged items
                try
                {
                    entry.Property(prop).IsModified = true;
                }
                catch { }
            }
        }
    }
    return base.SaveChanges();
}
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