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DisplayAttribute Class

Provides a general-purpose attribute that lets you specify localizable strings for types and members of entity partial classes.

System.Object
  System.Attribute
    System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations.DisplayAttribute

Namespace:  System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations
Assembly:  System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations (in System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations.dll)

[<Sealed>]
[<AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Method|AttributeTargets.Property|AttributeTargets.Field|AttributeTargets.Parameter, AllowMultiple = false)>]
type DisplayAttribute =  
    class
        inherit Attribute
    end

The DisplayAttribute type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodDisplayAttributeInitializes a new instance of the DisplayAttribute class.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyAutoGenerateFieldGets or sets a value that indicates whether UI should be generated automatically in order to display this field.
Public propertyAutoGenerateFilterGets or sets a value that indicates whether filtering UI is automatically displayed for this field.
Public propertyDescriptionGets or sets a value that is used to display a description in the UI.
Public propertyGroupNameGets or sets a value that is used to group fields in the UI.
Public propertyNameGets or sets a value that is used for display in the UI.
Public propertyOrderGets or sets the order weight of the column.
Public propertyPromptGets or sets a value that will be used to set the watermark for prompts in the UI.
Public propertyResourceTypeGets or sets the type that contains the resources for the ShortName, Name, Prompt, and Description properties.
Public propertyShortNameGets or sets a value that is used for the grid column label.
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 methodGetAutoGenerateFieldReturns the value of the AutoGenerateField property.
Public methodGetAutoGenerateFilterReturns a value that indicates whether UI should be generated automatically in order to display filtering for this field.
Public methodGetDescriptionReturns the value of the Description property.
Public methodGetGroupNameReturns the value of the GroupName property.
Public methodGetHashCodeReturns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodGetNameReturns a value that is used for field display in the UI.
Public methodGetOrderReturns the value of the Order property.
Public methodGetPromptReturns the value of the Prompt property.
Public methodGetShortNameReturns the value of the ShortName property.
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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The properties of this class can be used either as literals or as resource identifiers for a specified ResourceType instance.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, 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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