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DebuggerBrowsableState Enumeration

Provides display instructions for the debugger.

Namespace:  System.Diagnostics
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public enum class DebuggerBrowsableState

Member nameDescription
NeverNever show the element.
CollapsedShow the element as collapsed.
RootHiddenDo not display the root element; display the child elements if the element is a collection or array of items.

DebuggerBrowsableState is used to simplify the view in the debug window. Use of the DebuggerDisplayAttribute attribute using this enumeration can result in a much simpler and more pleasing view in the debug window. See the DebuggerBrowsableAttribute class for information on the use of this enumeration.

The following code example shows the use of the DebuggerBrowsableState enumeration to instruct the debugger to not display the root (property name) of the Keys property, but to display the elements of the array that Keys gets. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the DebuggerDisplayAttribute class.


[DebuggerBrowsable(DebuggerBrowsableState::RootHidden)]
property array<KeyValuePairs^>^ Keys
{
    array<KeyValuePairs^>^ get()
    {
        array<KeyValuePairs^>^ keys = gcnew array<KeyValuePairs^>(hashtable->Count);

        IEnumerator^ ie = hashtable->Keys->GetEnumerator();
        int i = 0;
        Object^ key;
        while (ie->MoveNext())
        {
            key = ie->Current;
            keys[i] = gcnew KeyValuePairs(hashtable, key, hashtable[key]);
            i++;
        }
        return keys;
    }
}


.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.

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