TraceSource.Attributes Property

Gets the custom switch attributes defined in the application configuration file.

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

public StringDictionary Attributes { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Collections.Specialized.StringDictionary
A StringDictionary containing the custom attributes for the trace switch.

The Attributes property identifies the custom attributes referenced in the application's configuration file. Unreferenced custom attributes are not enumerated. Classes that inherit from the TraceSource class can add custom attributes by overriding the Switch.GetSupportedAttributes method and returning a string array of custom attribute names.

The following is a sample of a trace source element specifying the custom attribute SecondTraceSourceAttribute:

<sources>
  <source name="TraceTest" switchName="TestSourceSwitch" 
    switchType="Testing.MySourceSwitch, TraceSample" 
    SecondTraceSourceAttribute="two">
  </source>
</sources>

The following code sample shows how to display the custom attributes for a TraceSource. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the TraceSource class.

// Get the custom attributes for the TraceSource.
Console.WriteLine("Number of custom trace source attributes = "
    + ts.Attributes.Count);
foreach (DictionaryEntry de in ts.Attributes)
    Console.WriteLine("Custom trace source attribute = "
        + de.Key + "  " + de.Value);

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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