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ComRegisterFunctionAttribute Class

Specifies the method to call when you register an assembly for use from COM; this enables the execution of user-written code during the registration process.

System.Object
  System.Attribute
    System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComRegisterFunctionAttribute

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

[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Method, Inherited = false)]
public sealed class ComRegisterFunctionAttribute : Attribute

The ComRegisterFunctionAttribute type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodComRegisterFunctionAttributeInitializes a new instance of the ComRegisterFunctionAttribute class.
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  NameDescription
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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You can apply this attribute to methods.

ComRegisterFunctionAttribute enables you to add arbitrary registration code to accommodate the requirements of COM clients. For example, you can update the registry using registration functions from the Microsoft.Win32 namespace. If you provide a registration method, you must also apply System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComUnregisterFunctionAttribute to an unregistration method, which reverses the operations done in the registration method.

The common language runtime calls the method with this attribute when its containing assembly is registered (directly or indirectly) with the Regasm.exe (Assembly Registration Tool)or through the RegistrationServices.RegisterAssembly method.

This attribute can be applied only to methods that have the following characteristics:

  • Scope: Any (public, private, and so on).

  • Type: static.

  • Parameters: Accepts a single Type parameter or a String parameter type.

  • Return type: void.

The following example demonstrates how to apply ComRegisterFunctionAttribute and ComUnregisterFunctionAttribute to methods with the appropriate signature.

using System;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;

public class MyClassThatNeedsToRegister
{
   [ComRegisterFunctionAttribute]
   public static void RegisterFunction(Type t)
   {
      //Insert code here.
   }

   [ComUnregisterFunctionAttribute]
   public static void UnregisterFunction(Type t)
   {
      //Insert code here.
   }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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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