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AssemblyDescriptionAttribute Class

April 12, 2014

Provides a text description for an assembly.


Namespace:  System.Reflection
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Assembly, Inherited = false)]
public sealed class AssemblyDescriptionAttribute : Attribute

The AssemblyDescriptionAttribute type exposes the following members.

Public methodAssemblyDescriptionAttributeInitializes a new instance of the AssemblyDescriptionAttribute class.
Public propertyDescriptionGets assembly description information.
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 the Object 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 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.)

When you create a project in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, this attribute is automatically applied with an empty string value. You can set its value in Visual Studio 2005 by selecting the Properties for the project from the File menu, and then by clicking Assembly Information. The attribute is saved in the AssemblyInfo file in your project, and it must be removed before you can specify it in code; otherwise, you will get an error that the attribute cannot be applied multiple times.

When you right-click the assembly file in Windows Explorer, this attribute appears as the Comments value on the Version tab of the file properties dialog box.

For more information on assembly attributes, see Setting Assembly Attributes in the full .NET Framework documentation.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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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