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EditorBrowsableAttribute Class

Specifies that a property or method is viewable in an editor. This class cannot be inherited.

System.Object
  System.Attribute
    System.ComponentModel.EditorBrowsableAttribute

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

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class|AttributeTargets.Struct|AttributeTargets.Enum|AttributeTargets.Constructor|AttributeTargets.Method|AttributeTargets.Property|AttributeTargets.Field|AttributeTargets.Event|AttributeTargets.Interface|AttributeTargets.Delegate)]
public sealed class EditorBrowsableAttribute : Attribute

The EditorBrowsableAttribute type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkEditorBrowsableAttribute()Initializes a new instance of the EditorBrowsableAttribute class with State set to the default state.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryEditorBrowsableAttribute(EditorBrowsableState)Initializes a new instance of the EditorBrowsableAttribute class with an EditorBrowsableState.
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  NameDescription
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryStateGets the browsable state of the property or method.
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 LibraryEqualsReturns whether the value of the given object is equal to the current EditorBrowsableAttribute. (Overrides Attribute.Equals(Object).)
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. (Overrides Attribute.GetHashCode().)
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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EditorBrowsableAttribute is a hint to a designer indicating whether a property or method is to be displayed. You can use this type in a visual designer or text editor to determine what is visible to the user. For example, the IntelliSense engine in Visual Studio uses this attribute to determine whether to show a property or method.

In Visual C#, you can control when advanced properties appear in IntelliSense and the Properties Window with the Hide Advanced Members setting under Tools | Options | Text Editor | C#. The corresponding EditorBrowsableState is Advanced.

NoteNote

In Visual C#, EditorBrowsableAttribute does not suppress members from a class in the same assembly.

The following sample demonstrates how to hide a property of a class from IntelliSense by setting the appropriate value for the EditorBrowsableAttribute attribute. Build Class1 in its own assembly.

In Visual Studio, create a new Windows Application solution, and add a reference to the assembly which contains Class1. In the Form1 constructor, declare an instance of Class1, type the name of the instance, and press the period key to activate the IntelliSense drop-down list of Class1 members. The Age property does not appear in the drop-down list.


using System;
using System.ComponentModel;

namespace EditorBrowsableDemo
{
    public class Class1
    {
        public Class1()
        {
            //
            // TODO: Add constructor logic here
            //
        }

        int ageval;

        [EditorBrowsable(EditorBrowsableState.Never)]
        public int Age
        {
            get { return ageval; }
            set
            {
                if (!ageval.Equals(value))
                {
                    ageval = value;
                }
            }
        }
    }
}


.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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