DebuggerBrowsableAttribute Class

July 28, 2014

Determines if and how a member is displayed in the debugger variable windows. This class cannot be inherited.

System.Object
  System.Attribute
    System.Diagnostics.DebuggerBrowsableAttribute

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

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Field|AttributeTargets.Property, AllowMultiple = false)]
public sealed class DebuggerBrowsableAttribute : Attribute

The DebuggerBrowsableAttribute type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodDebuggerBrowsableAttributeInitializes a new instance of the DebuggerBrowsableAttribute class.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyStateGets the display state for the 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.)
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.)
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The common language runtime attaches no semantics to this attribute. It is provided for use by source code debuggers.

The DebuggerBrowsableAttribute attribute can be applied only as a single instance to properties and fields. It cannot be applied to assemblies.

The constructor for this attribute takes one of the following DebuggerBrowsableState enumeration values:

  • Never indicates that the member is not displayed in the data window. For example, using this value for the DebuggerBrowsableAttribute on a field removes the field from the hierarchy; the field is not displayed when you expand the enclosing type by clicking the plus sign (+) for the type instance.

  • Collapsed indicates that the member is displayed but not expanded by default. This is the default behavior.

  • RootHidden indicates that the member itself is not shown, but its constituent objects are displayed if it is an array or collection.

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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