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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 methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsDisplayAttributeInitializes a new instance of the DisplayAttribute class.
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  NameDescription
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsAutoGenerateFieldGets or sets a value that indicates whether UI should be generated automatically in order to display this field.
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsAutoGenerateFilterGets or sets a value that indicates whether filtering UI is automatically displayed for this field.
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsDescriptionGets or sets a value that is used to display a description in the UI.
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGroupNameGets or sets a value that is used to group fields in the UI.
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsNameGets or sets a value that is used for display in the UI.
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsOrderGets or sets the order weight of the column.
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsPromptGets or sets a value that will be used to set the watermark for prompts in the UI.
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsResourceTypeGets or sets the type that contains the resources for the ShortName, Name, Prompt, and Description properties.
Public propertySupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsShortNameGets 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 methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsEqualsInfrastructure. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetAutoGenerateFieldReturns the value of the AutoGenerateField property.
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetAutoGenerateFilterReturns a value that indicates whether UI should be generated automatically in order to display filtering for this field.
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetDescriptionReturns the value of the Description property.
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetGroupNameReturns the value of the GroupName property.
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetHashCodeReturns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetNameReturns a value that is used for field display in the UI.
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetOrderReturns the value of the Order property.
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetPromptReturns the value of the Prompt property.
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetShortNameReturns the value of the ShortName property.
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetTypeGets 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.)
Public methodSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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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: 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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