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DefaultCharSetAttribute Class

Note: This class is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Specifies the value of the CharSet enumeration. This class cannot be inherited.

Namespace: System.Runtime.InteropServices
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

[ComVisibleAttribute(true)] 
[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Module, Inherited=false)] 
public sealed class DefaultCharSetAttribute : Attribute
/** @attribute ComVisibleAttribute(true) */ 
/** @attribute AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Module, Inherited=false) */ 
public final class DefaultCharSetAttribute extends Attribute
ComVisibleAttribute(true) 
AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Module, Inherited=false) 
public final class DefaultCharSetAttribute extends Attribute

Apply the DefaultCharSetAttribute attribute at the assembly level or module level to set the CharSet value for any call to DllImportAttribute that does not include a CharSet named argument specified by the user.

A CharSet named argument specified by the user overrides the setting of DefaultCharSetAttribute.

NoteNote

Only the C# and Visual Basic compilers recognize this attribute; it is not used by the C++ compiler.

The following code example changes the default CharSet value from Ansi to Auto.

using System.Runtime.InteropServices;

[module: DefaultCharSet(CharSet.Auto)]

// …

System.Object
   System.Attribute
    System.Runtime.InteropServices.DefaultCharSetAttribute

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

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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