SPMetal - List Instance dependency?

Feb 3, 2009 at 5:08 PM
Does it make sense for the SPMetal generated classes to be tied to a given instance of a list?  Not entirely sure that this is the case, but the ID attribute of the List class certainly seems to suggest that.

Doesn't the list ID change every time you instantiate the list template, and thus how would you use this in a scenario where you develop on one box and deploy a solution to another, thereby reinstantiating your lists?