July 28, 2014
Allows you to determine whether a method in Visual Basic is marked with the Iterator modifier.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
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You should not apply the IteratorStateMachine attribute to methods in your code. For methods in Visual Basic that have the [69cb0b04-ac87-49d0-bcfe-810c0d60daff] modifier, the compiler will apply the IteratorStateMachine attribute in the emitted IL.
When a method (methodname) in Visual Basic has the Iterator modifier, then the compiler emits IL that includes a state machine structure that contains the code in the method. The emitted IL also contains a stub method (methodname) that calls into the state machine. The compiler adds the IteratorStateMachine attribute to the stub method, which allows tools to identify the corresponding state machine. Details of the emitted IL are subject to change in future releases of the compilers.
An iterator method performs a custom iteration over a collection. An iterator method uses the Yield (Visual Basic) statement to return each element one at a time. For more information, see [f45331db-d595-46ec-9142-551d3d1eb1a7].
Using IteratorStateMachineAttribute to test whether a method is an iterator method does not apply to C#.
The following example shows how to determine whether a method is an Iterator method. In IsIteratorMethod, the following steps occur:
An attribute object for the method and attribute type is obtained by using MethodInfo.GetCustomAttribute. If GetCustomAttribute returns Nothing (Visual Basic), then the method does not contain the attribute.