.NET Framework Class Library
DesignTimeVisibleAttribute Class

DesignTimeVisibleAttribute marks a component's visibility. If Yes is present, a visual designer can show this component on a designer.

Inheritance Hierarchy
SystemObject
   SystemAttribute
    System.ComponentModelDesignTimeVisibleAttribute

Namespace:   System.ComponentModel
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)
Syntax
<[%$TOPIC/1dh98c26_en-us_VS_110_3_0_0_0_0%]([%$TOPIC/1dh98c26_en-us_VS_110_3_0_0_0_1%].Class Or [%$TOPIC/1dh98c26_en-us_VS_110_3_0_0_0_2%].Interface)> _
Public NotInheritable Class DesignTimeVisibleAttribute _
	Inherits [%$TOPIC/1dh98c26_en-us_VS_110_3_0_0_0_3%]
[[%$TOPIC/1dh98c26_en-us_VS_110_3_0_1_0_0%]([%$TOPIC/1dh98c26_en-us_VS_110_3_0_1_0_1%].Class|[%$TOPIC/1dh98c26_en-us_VS_110_3_0_1_0_2%].Interface)]
public sealed class DesignTimeVisibleAttribute : [%$TOPIC/1dh98c26_en-us_VS_110_3_0_1_0_3%]
[[%$TOPIC/1dh98c26_en-us_VS_110_3_0_2_0_0%]([%$TOPIC/1dh98c26_en-us_VS_110_3_0_2_0_1%]::Class|[%$TOPIC/1dh98c26_en-us_VS_110_3_0_2_0_2%]::Interface)]
public ref class DesignTimeVisibleAttribute sealed : public [%$TOPIC/1dh98c26_en-us_VS_110_3_0_2_0_3%]
[<[%$TOPIC/1dh98c26_en-us_VS_110_3_0_3_0_0%]>]
[<[%$TOPIC/1dh98c26_en-us_VS_110_3_0_3_0_1%]([%$TOPIC/1dh98c26_en-us_VS_110_3_0_3_0_2%].Class|[%$TOPIC/1dh98c26_en-us_VS_110_3_0_3_0_3%].Interface)>]
type DesignTimeVisibleAttribute =  
    class 
        inherit [%$TOPIC/1dh98c26_en-us_VS_110_3_0_3_0_4%] 
    end

The DesignTimeVisibleAttribute type exposes the following members.

Constructors
  NameDescription
Public method Supported by the XNA Framework DesignTimeVisibleAttributeCreates a new DesignTimeVisibleAttribute set to the default value of false.
Public method Supported by the XNA Framework DesignTimeVisibleAttribute(Boolean)Creates a new DesignTimeVisibleAttribute with the Visible property set to the given value in visible.
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Properties
  NameDescription
Public property TypeIdWhen implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public property Supported by the XNA Framework VisibleGets or sets whether the component should be shown at design time.
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Methods
  NameDescription
Public method Supported by the XNA Framework EqualsReturns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Overrides AttributeEquals(Object).)
Public method Supported by the XNA Framework GetHashCodeReturns the hash code for this instance. (Overrides AttributeGetHashCode.)
Public method Supported by the XNA Framework GetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method IsDefaultAttributeGets a value indicating if this instance is equal to the Default value. (Overrides AttributeIsDefaultAttribute.)
Public method Supported by the XNA Framework MatchWhen overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public method Supported by the XNA Framework ToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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Fields
  NameDescription
Public field Static member Supported by the XNA Framework DefaultThe default visibility which is Yes.
Public field Static member Supported by the XNA Framework NoMarks a component as not visible in a visual designer.
Public field Static member Supported by the XNA Framework YesMarks a component as visible in a visual designer.
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Explicit Interface Implementations
  NameDescription
Explicit interface implemetation Private method _AttributeGetIDsOfNamesMaps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetation Private method _AttributeGetTypeInfoRetrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetation Private method _AttributeGetTypeInfoCountRetrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1). (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetation Private method _AttributeInvokeProvides access to properties and methods exposed by an object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
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Remarks

The DesignTimeVisibleAttribute is a hint to the Designer. The Designer will ignore this attribute for components that have a UI presence. It can only be applied to classes.

The DesignTimeVisibleAttribute is most useful when you have a control that accepts child components. For example, the System.Windows.FormsTreeView control's node items should not appear in the component tray because they are drawn by the System.Windows.FormsTreeView control.

Version Information

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
Platforms

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.

Thread Safety
Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.