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GeneratedCodeAttribute Class

Identifies code generated by a tool. This class cannot be inherited.

System.Object
  System.Attribute
    System.CodeDom.Compiler.GeneratedCodeAttribute

Namespace:  System.CodeDom.Compiler
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.All, Inherited = false, AllowMultiple = false)]
public sealed class GeneratedCodeAttribute : Attribute

The GeneratedCodeAttribute type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryGeneratedCodeAttributeInitializes a new instance of the GeneratedCodeAttribute class specifying the name and version of the tool that generated the code.
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  NameDescription
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryToolGets the name of the tool that generated the code.
Public propertyTypeIdWhen implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryVersionGets the version of the tool that generated the code.
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  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryEqualsInfrastructure. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Protected methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryGetHashCodeReturns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodIsDefaultAttributeWhen overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkMatchWhen overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Protected methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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  NameDescription
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.GetIDsOfNamesMaps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.GetTypeInfoRetrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.GetTypeInfoCountRetrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1). (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.InvokeProvides access to properties and methods exposed by an object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
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The GeneratedCodeAttribute class can be used by code analysis tools to identify computer-generated code, and to provide an analysis based on the tool and the version of the tool that generated the code.

The following code example shows the use of the GeneratedCodeAttribute class to identify computer-generated code.


using System;
using System.CodeDom;
using System.CodeDom.Compiler;

public class CodeGenExample
{
    static void Main()
    {
        // Declare a new type called Class1.
        CodeTypeDeclaration class1 = new CodeTypeDeclaration("Class1");

        // Declare a new generated code attribute
        GeneratedCodeAttribute generatedCodeAttribute =
            new GeneratedCodeAttribute("SampleCodeGenerator", "2.0.0.0");

        // Use the generated code attribute members in the attribute declaration
        CodeAttributeDeclaration codeAttrDecl =
            new CodeAttributeDeclaration(generatedCodeAttribute.GetType().Name,
                new CodeAttributeArgument(
                    new CodePrimitiveExpression(generatedCodeAttribute.Tool)),
                new CodeAttributeArgument(
                    new CodePrimitiveExpression(generatedCodeAttribute.Version)));
        class1.CustomAttributes.Add(codeAttrDecl);

        // Create a C# code provider
        CodeDomProvider provider = CodeDomProvider.CreateProvider("CSharp");

        // Generate code and send the output to the console
        provider.GenerateCodeFromType(class1, Console.Out, new CodeGeneratorOptions());
    }
}

// The C# code generator produces the following source code for the preceeding example code:
//
// [GeneratedCodeAttribute("SampleCodeGenerator", "2.0.0.0")]
// public class Class1 {
// }


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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