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Compiler Error CS0578

Visual Studio 2008

The Conditional attribute is not valid on 'function' because its return type is not void

ConditionalAttribute cannot be applied to a method that has a return type other than void. The reason for this is that any other return type for a method may be needed by another part of your program.

The following sample generates CS0578. To resolve this error, you must either delete ConditionalAttribute, or you must change the return value of the method to void.

// CS0578.cs
// compile with: /target:library
public class MyClass
{
   [System.Diagnostics.ConditionalAttribute("a")]   // CS0578
   public int TestMethod()
   {
      return 0;
   }
}
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