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EnumBuilder.SetCustomAttribute Method (ConstructorInfo, Byte[])

Sets a custom attribute using a specified custom attribute blob.

Namespace:  System.Reflection.Emit
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public void SetCustomAttribute(
	ConstructorInfo con,
	byte[] binaryAttribute
)

Parameters

con
Type: System.Reflection.ConstructorInfo

The constructor for the custom attribute.

binaryAttribute
Type: System.Byte[]

A byte blob representing the attributes.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

con or binaryAttribute is null.

See the metadata specification in the ECMA Partition II documentation for details on how to format binaryAttribute. The documentation is available online; see ECMA C# and Common Language Infrastructure Standards on MSDN and Standard ECMA-335 - Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) on the Ecma International Web site.

The following code sample illustrates the use of SetCustomAttribute in the context of EnumBuilder, passing a byte blob.

using System;
using System.Threading;
using System.Reflection;
using System.Reflection.Emit;


[AttributeUsage(AttributeTargets.All, AllowMultiple = false)]
public class MyAttribute : Attribute
{
   public bool myBoolValue;

   public MyAttribute(bool myBool)
   {
      this.myBoolValue = myBool;
   }
}

class MyApplication
{
   static EnumBuilder myEnumBuilder;

   public static void Main()
   {
      try
      {
         CreateCallee(Thread.GetDomain());
         object[] myAttributesArray = myEnumBuilder.GetCustomAttributes(true);

         // Read the attributes and display them on the console.
         Console.WriteLine("Custom attribute contains: ");
         for(int index=0; index < myAttributesArray.Length; index++)
         {
            if(myAttributesArray[index] is MyAttribute)
            {
               Console.WriteLine("myBoolValue: " + 
                                       ((MyAttribute)myAttributesArray[index]).myBoolValue);
            }
         }
      }
      catch(Exception e)
      {
         Console.WriteLine("The following exception is raised:" +e.Message);
      }
   }

   private static void CreateCallee(AppDomain domain)
   {
      AssemblyName myAssemblyName = new AssemblyName();
      // Create a name for the assembly.
      myAssemblyName.Name = "EmittedAssembly";

      // Create the dynamic assembly.
      AssemblyBuilder myAssemblyBuilder 
                  = domain.DefineDynamicAssembly(myAssemblyName, AssemblyBuilderAccess.Run); 

      Type myType = typeof(MyAttribute);
      ConstructorInfo myInfo = myType.GetConstructor(new Type[]{typeof(bool)});

      // Create a dynamic module.
      ModuleBuilder myModuleBuilder = myAssemblyBuilder.DefineDynamicModule("EmittedModule");

      // Create a dynamic Enum.
      myEnumBuilder = 
         myModuleBuilder.DefineEnum("MyNamespace.MyEnum", TypeAttributes.Public, typeof(Int32));

      FieldBuilder myFieldBuilder1 = myEnumBuilder.DefineLiteral("FieldOne", 1);
      FieldBuilder myFieldBuilder2 = myEnumBuilder.DefineLiteral("FieldTwo", 2);  

      myEnumBuilder.CreateType();
      myEnumBuilder.SetCustomAttribute(myInfo, new byte[]{01,00,01});

   }
}

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, 1.1, 1.0
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