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ObsoleteAttribute Class

Marks the program elements that are no longer in use. This class cannot be inherited.

For a list of all members of this type, see ObsoleteAttribute Members.

System.Object
   System.Attribute
      System.ObsoleteAttribute

[Visual Basic]
<AttributeUsage(AttributeTargets.Class Or AttributeTargets.Struct _
   Or AttributeTargets.Enum Or AttributeTargets.Constructor Or _
   AttributeTargets.Method Or AttributeTargets.Property Or _
   AttributeTargets.Field Or AttributeTargets.Event Or _
   AttributeTargets.Interface Or AttributeTargets.Delegate)>
<Serializable>
NotInheritable Public Class ObsoleteAttribute
   Inherits Attribute
[C#]
[AttributeUsage(AttributeTargets.Class | AttributeTargets.Struct |
   AttributeTargets.Enum | AttributeTargets.Constructor |
   AttributeTargets.Method | AttributeTargets.Property |
   AttributeTargets.Field | AttributeTargets.Event |
   AttributeTargets.Interface | AttributeTargets.Delegate)]
[Serializable]
public sealed class ObsoleteAttribute : Attribute
[C++]
[AttributeUsage(AttributeTargets::Class | AttributeTargets::Struct
   | AttributeTargets::Enum | AttributeTargets::Constructor |
   AttributeTargets::Method | AttributeTargets::Property |
   AttributeTargets::Field | AttributeTargets::Event |
   AttributeTargets::Interface | AttributeTargets::Delegate)]
[Serializable]
public __gc __sealed class ObsoleteAttribute : public Attribute
[JScript]
public
   AttributeUsage(AttributeTargets.Class | AttributeTargets.Struct |
   AttributeTargets.Enum | AttributeTargets.Constructor |
   AttributeTargets.Method | AttributeTargets.Property |
   AttributeTargets.Field | AttributeTargets.Event |
   AttributeTargets.Interface | AttributeTargets.Delegate)
 Serializable
class ObsoleteAttribute extends Attribute

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Remarks

ObsoleteAttribute is applicable to all program elements except assemblies, modules, parameters or return values. Marking an element as obsolete informs the users that the element will be removed in future versions of the product.

For more information about using attributes, see Extending Metadata Using Attributes.

Requirements

Namespace: System

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework

Assembly: Mscorlib (in Mscorlib.dll)

See Also

ObsoleteAttribute Members | System Namespace | Attribute | Extending Metadata Using Attributes

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