TypeDescriptor.AddAttributes Method (Object, Attribute())

Adds class-level attributes to the target component instance.

Namespace:  System.ComponentModel
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

'Declaration
<PermissionSetAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, Name := "FullTrust")> _
Public Shared Function AddAttributes ( _
	instance As Object, _
	ParamArray attributes As Attribute() _
) As TypeDescriptionProvider

Parameters

instance
Type: System.Object

An instance of the target component.

attributes
Type: System.Attribute()

An array of Attribute objects to add to the component's class.

Return Value

Type: System.ComponentModel.TypeDescriptionProvider
The newly created TypeDescriptionProvider that was used to add the specified attributes.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

One or both of the parameters is Nothing.

The AddAttributes(Object, Attribute()) method adds class-level attributes to the specified instance of a component. Because this is a common requirement of applications using the Visual Studio Windows Forms Designer and Properties window, this method provides a shortcut by creating a type description provider that merges the provided attributes with the attributes that already exist on the class. The return value is the type description provider that was used to add the attributes. This provider can later be passed to the RemoveProvider(TypeDescriptionProvider, Object) method when the added attributes are no longer needed.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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.

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