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Contract.Ensures Method (Boolean)

Specifies a postcondition contract for the enclosing method or property.

Namespace:  System.Diagnostics.Contracts
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
<ConditionalAttribute("CONTRACTS_FULL")> _
Public Shared Sub Ensures ( _
	condition As Boolean _


Type: System.Boolean

The conditional expression to test. The expression may include OldValue(Of T), ValueAtReturn(Of T), and Result(Of T) values.

The condition parameter specifies a postcondition that is expected to be true when the enclosing method or property returns normally.

  • This method call must be at the beginning of a method or property, before any other code.

  • You must use the binary rewriter (available at Code Contracts on the MSDN DevLabs Web site) for run-time enforcement of this postcondition.

The following example shows how to use the Ensures method to ensure that an expected value is returned. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the ContractClassAttribute class.

Function Add(ByVal value As Object) As Integer Implements IArray.Add
    ' Returns the index in which an item was inserted.
    Contract.Ensures(Contract.Result(Of Integer)() >= -1) '
    Contract.Ensures(Contract.Result(Of Integer)() < CType(Me, IArray).Count) '
    Return 0

End Function 'IArray.Add

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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