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ReliabilityContractAttribute Class

Defines a contract for reliability between the author of some code, and the developers who have a dependency on that code.

System.Object
  System.Attribute
    System.Runtime.ConstrainedExecution.ReliabilityContractAttribute

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

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Assembly|AttributeTargets.Class|AttributeTargets.Struct|AttributeTargets.Constructor|AttributeTargets.Method|AttributeTargets.Interface, Inherited = false)]
public sealed class ReliabilityContractAttribute : Attribute

The ReliabilityContractAttribute type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodReliabilityContractAttributeInitializes a new instance of the ReliabilityContractAttribute class with the specified Consistency guarantee and Cer value.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyCerGets the value that determines the behavior of a method, type, or assembly when called under a Constrained Execution Region (CER).
Public propertyConsistencyGuaranteeGets the value of the Consistency reliability contract.
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.)
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.)
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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The ReliabilityContractAttribute attribute provides a mechanism for you to document your code, and to indicate what type of reliability guarantees you can make in the face of exceptional conditions that could potentially lead to an inconsistent state. In this context, exceptional conditions are defined as asynchronous exceptions that can be generated at run time by the common language runtime, such as aborted threads, out-of-memory situations, and stack overflows. You can apply the ReliabilityContractAttribute attribute to assemblies, types, and methods.

Use this attribute with the Consistency enumeration to define a reliability contract by documenting the level of reliability in a particular piece of code.

The following code example demonstrates the use of the ReliabilityContractAttribute attribute to document the level of reliability of an assembly.

using System;
using System.Runtime.ConstrainedExecution;

[assembly:ReliabilityContractAttribute(
   Consistency.MayCorruptInstance, Cer.None)]
namespace ReliabilityLibrary
{
   class SomeClass {}
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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