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RequiredAttributeAttribute Class

Specifies that an importing compiler must fully understand the semantics of a type definition, or refuse to use it. This class cannot be inherited.

System.Object
  System.Attribute
    System.Runtime.CompilerServices.RequiredAttributeAttribute

Namespace:  System.Runtime.CompilerServices
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
'Declaration
<SerializableAttribute> _
<AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class Or AttributeTargets.Struct Or AttributeTargets.Enum Or AttributeTargets.Interface, AllowMultiple := True,  _
	Inherited := False)> _
<ComVisibleAttribute(True)> _
Public NotInheritable Class RequiredAttributeAttribute _
	Inherits Attribute

The RequiredAttributeAttribute type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodRequiredAttributeAttributeInitializes a new instance of the RequiredAttributeAttribute class.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyRequiredContractGets a type that an importing compiler must fully understand.
Public propertyTypeIdWhen implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute. (Inherited from Attribute.)
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  NameDescription
Public methodEqualsInfrastructure. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeReturns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodGetTypeGets 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.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns 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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You can apply this attribute to classes, structures, enumerations, and interfaces.

For example, you can use this attribute to mark a C++ class that has a copy constructor. Any compiler that uses such a class must understand every constraint on its use, such as never creating an object of that class in the garbage collected heap, because a relocation does not call its copy constructor.

The classes in System.Runtime.CompilerServices are for compiler writers use only.

.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

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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