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HideModuleNameAttribute Class

The HideModuleNameAttribute attribute, when applied to a module, allows the module members to be accessed using only the qualification needed for the module.

System.Object
  System.Attribute
    Microsoft.VisualBasic.HideModuleNameAttribute

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualBasic
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class, AllowMultiple = false, Inherited = false)]
public sealed class HideModuleNameAttribute : Attribute

The HideModuleNameAttribute type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodHideModuleNameAttributeInitializes a new instance of the HideModuleNameAttribute attribute.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyTypeIdWhen implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute. (Inherited from Attribute.)
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  NameDescription
Public methodEqualsInfrastructure. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeReturns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodGetTypeGets 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 methodMatchWhen overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns 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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This attribute is useful for exposing module members without showing the module itself. When using IntelliSense in the Visual Studio Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Visual Basic, the module does not show in the statement completion list. Instead, IntelliSense shows the module members.

Even when the module name is hidden, the module members are still accessible through the module.

If a member name conflicts with another identifier or with a member of another module with the HideModuleNameAttribute attribute, then the member does not show in IntelliSense at the level of the module.

This example shows how to use the HideModuleNameAttribute attribute to add a Database object to My, which can be accessed through My.Database.


Namespace My
    <HideModuleName()> Module CustomMyDatabase
        Public ReadOnly Property Database() As MyDatabase
            Get
                Return databaseValue
            End Get
        End Property
        Private ReadOnly databaseValue As MyDatabase = New MyDatabase
    End Module
End Namespace

Class MyDatabase
    ' The members of the My.Database object go here.
End Class


The Namespace statement must appear outside of any classes or modules.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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