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ObsoleteAttribute Class

Marks the program elements that are no longer in use. This class cannot be inherited.

System.Object
  System.Attribute
    System.ObsoleteAttribute

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
[SerializableAttribute]
[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class|AttributeTargets.Struct|AttributeTargets.Enum|AttributeTargets.Constructor|AttributeTargets.Method|AttributeTargets.Property|AttributeTargets.Field|AttributeTargets.Event|AttributeTargets.Interface|AttributeTargets.Delegate, Inherited = false)]
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public sealed class ObsoleteAttribute : Attribute

The ObsoleteAttribute type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryObsoleteAttribute()Initializes a new instance of the ObsoleteAttribute class with default properties.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryObsoleteAttribute(String)Initializes a new instance of the ObsoleteAttribute class with a specified workaround message.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryObsoleteAttribute(String, Boolean)Initializes a new instance of the ObsoleteAttribute class with a workaround message and a Boolean value indicating whether the obsolete element usage is considered an error.
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  NameDescription
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryIsErrorGets a Boolean value indicating whether the compiler will treat usage of the obsolete program element as an error.
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryMessageGets the workaround message, including a description of the alternative program elements.
Public propertyTypeIdWhen implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute. (Inherited from Attribute.)
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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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ObsoleteAttribute is applicable to all program elements except assemblies, modules, parameters or return values. Marking an element as obsolete informs the users that the element will be removed in future versions of the product.

For more information about using attributes, see Extending Metadata Using Attributes.

The following example defines a class that contains a method marked with the ObsoleteAttribute. Any code that attempts to call the method will cause the compiler to issue a warning.


using System;

public sealed class App {
   static void Main() {      
      // The line below causes the compiler to issue a warning:
      // 'App.SomeDeprecatedMethod()' is obsolete: 'Do not call this method.'
      SomeDeprecatedMethod();
   }

   // The method below is marked with the ObsoleteAttribute. 
   // Any code that attempts to call this method will get a warning.
   [Obsolete("Do not call this method.")]
   private static void SomeDeprecatedMethod() { }
}



.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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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