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ReferenceAssemblyAttribute Class

Identifies an assembly as a reference assembly, which contains metadata but no executable code.

System.Object
  System.Attribute
    System.Runtime.CompilerServices.ReferenceAssemblyAttribute

Namespace:  System.Runtime.CompilerServices
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

[SerializableAttribute]
[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Assembly, AllowMultiple = false)]
public sealed class ReferenceAssemblyAttribute : Attribute

The ReferenceAssemblyAttribute type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsReferenceAssemblyAttribute()Initializes a new instance of the ReferenceAssemblyAttribute class.
Public methodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsReferenceAssemblyAttribute(String)Initializes a new instance of the ReferenceAssemblyAttribute class by using the specified description.
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  NameDescription
Public propertySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsDescriptionGets the description of the reference assembly.
Public propertyTypeIdWhen implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute. (Inherited from Attribute.)
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  NameDescription
Public methodSupported 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 in .NET for Windows Store appsGetHashCodeReturns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodSupported 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 in .NET for Windows Store appsToStringReturns 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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A reference assembly contains public surface area but no usable implementation. Reference assemblies can be loaded for introspection, but not for execution.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 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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