The HideModuleNameAttribute attribute, when applied to a module, allows the module members to be accessed using only the qualification needed for the module.
Assembly: Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)
Thetype exposes the following members.
|Equals||Infrastructure. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|Finalize||Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetHashCode||Returns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|GetType||Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)|
|Match||When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|MemberwiseClone||Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|ToString||Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
This attribute is useful for exposing module members without showing the module itself. When using IntelliSense in the Visual Studio Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Visual Basic, the module does not show in the statement completion list. Instead, IntelliSense shows the module members.
Even when the module name is hidden, the module members are still accessible through the module.
If a member name conflicts with another identifier or with a member of another module with the HideModuleNameAttribute attribute, then the member does not show in IntelliSense at the level of the module.
This example shows how to use the HideModuleNameAttribute attribute to add a Database object to My, which can be accessed through My.Database.
Namespace My <HideModuleName()> Module CustomMyDatabase Public ReadOnly Property Database() As MyDatabase Get Return databaseValue End Get End Property Private ReadOnly databaseValue As MyDatabase = New MyDatabase End Module End Namespace Class MyDatabase ' The members of the My.Database object go here. End Class
The Namespace statement must appear outside of any classes or modules.
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