DebuggerDisplayAttribute Class
TOC
Collapse the table of content
Expand the table of content

DebuggerDisplayAttribute Class

 

Determines how a class or field is displayed in the debugger variable windows.

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

System::Object
  System::Attribute
    System.Diagnostics::DebuggerDisplayAttribute

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets::Assembly | AttributeTargets::Class | AttributeTargets::Struct | AttributeTargets::Enum | AttributeTargets::Property | AttributeTargets::Field | AttributeTargets::Delegate, 
	AllowMultiple = true)]
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public ref class DebuggerDisplayAttribute sealed : Attribute

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodDebuggerDisplayAttribute(String^)

Initializes a new instance of the DebuggerDisplayAttribute class.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubpropertyName

Gets or sets the name to display in the debugger variable windows.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyTarget

Gets or sets the type of the attribute's target.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyTargetTypeName

Gets or sets the type name of the attribute's target.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyType

Gets or sets the string to display in the type column of the debugger variable windows.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyTypeId

When implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyValue

Gets the string to display in the value column of the debugger variable windows.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(Object^)

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetHashCode()

Returns the hash code for this instance.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodIsDefaultAttribute()

When overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodMatch(Object^)

When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethod_Attribute::GetIDsOfNames(Guid%, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)

Maps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethod_Attribute::GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)

Retrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethod_Attribute::GetTypeInfoCount(UInt32%)

Retrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1).(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethod_Attribute::Invoke(UInt32, Guid%, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr)

Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object.(Inherited from Attribute.)

The DebuggerDisplayAttribute constructor has a single argument: a string to be displayed in the value column for instances of the type. This string can contain braces ({ and }). The text within a pair of braces is evaluated as the name of a field, property, or method. For example, the following C# code causes "Count = 4" to be displayed when the plus sign (+) is selected to expand the debugger display for an instance of MyHashtable.

[DebuggerDisplay("Count = {count}")]
class MyHashtable
{
    public int count = 4;
}

For information about using this attribute in Visual Studio, see Using the DebuggerDisplay Attribute.

View the following example in Visual Studio to see the results of applying the DebuggerDisplayAttribute.


using namespace System;
using namespace System::Collections;
using namespace System::Diagnostics;
using namespace System::Reflection;

ref class HashtableDebugView;

[DebuggerDisplay("{value}", Name = "{key}")]
ref class KeyValuePairs
{
private:
    IDictionary^ dictionary;
    Object^ key;
    Object^ value;

public:
    KeyValuePairs(IDictionary^ dictionary, Object^ key, Object^ value)
    {
        this->value = value;
        this->key = key;
        this->dictionary = dictionary;
    }
};

[DebuggerDisplay("Count = {Count}")]
[DebuggerTypeProxy(HashtableDebugView::typeid)]
ref class MyHashtable : Hashtable
{
private:
    static const String^ TestString = "This should not appear in the debug window.";

internal:
    ref class HashtableDebugView
    {
    private:
        Hashtable^ hashtable;
    public:
        static const String^ TestString = "This should appear in the debug window.";
        HashtableDebugView(Hashtable^ hashtable)
        {
            this->hashtable = hashtable;
        }

        [DebuggerBrowsable(DebuggerBrowsableState::RootHidden)]
        property array<KeyValuePairs^>^ Keys
        {
            array<KeyValuePairs^>^ get()
            {
                array<KeyValuePairs^>^ keys = gcnew array<KeyValuePairs^>(hashtable->Count);

                IEnumerator^ ie = hashtable->Keys->GetEnumerator();
                int i = 0;
                Object^ key;
                while (ie->MoveNext())
                {
                    key = ie->Current;
                    keys[i] = gcnew KeyValuePairs(hashtable, key, hashtable[key]);
                    i++;
                }
                return keys;
            }
        }
    };
};

public ref class DebugViewTest
{
private:
    // The following constant will appear in the debug window for DebugViewTest.
    static const String^ TabString = "    ";
public:
    // The following DebuggerBrowsableAttribute prevents the property following it
    // from appearing in the debug window for the class.
    [DebuggerBrowsable(DebuggerBrowsableState::Never)]
    static String^ y = "Test String";

    static void Main()
    {
        MyHashtable^ myHashTable = gcnew MyHashtable();
        myHashTable->Add("one", 1);
        myHashTable->Add("two", 2);
        Console::WriteLine(myHashTable->ToString());
        Console::WriteLine("In Main.");
    }
};

int main()
{
    DebugViewTest::Main();
}

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1

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

Return to top
Show:
© 2016 Microsoft