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DebuggerBrowsableAttribute Class

Determines if and how a member is displayed in the debugger variable windows. This class cannot be inherited.

Namespace:  System.Diagnostics
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Property|AttributeTargets.Field, AllowMultiple = false)]
public sealed class DebuggerBrowsableAttribute : Attribute

NoteNote:

In .NET Framework version 2.0, the DebuggerBrowsableAttribute class is not supported by Visual Basic. Using C#, you can add expansions for custom data using the DebuggerTypeProxyAttribute, DebuggerDisplayAttribute, and DebuggerBrowsableAttribute. Visual Basic supports the DebuggerDisplayAttribute attribute but not the DebuggerBrowsableAttribute attribute.

This attribute can be applied only as a single instance to properties and fields. It cannot be applied to assemblies.

The constructor for this attribute takes one of the DebuggerBrowsableState enumeration values, which specifies one of the following states:

  • Never indicates that the member is not displayed in the data window. For example, using this value for the DebuggerBrowsableAttribute on a field removes the field from the hierarchy; the field is not displayed when you expand the enclosing type by clicking the plus sign (+) for the type instance.

  • Collapsed indicates that the member is displayed but not expanded by default. This is the default behavior.

  • RootHidden indicates that the member itself is not shown, but its constituent objects are displayed if it is an array or collection.

For an example of the use of this attribute and the DebuggerDisplayAttribute and DebuggerTypeProxyAttribute attributes, see the example provided for the DebuggerDisplayAttribute class.

System.Object
  System.Attribute
    System.Diagnostics.DebuggerBrowsableAttribute

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 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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