DataTypeAttribute Constructor (DataType)
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DataTypeAttribute Constructor (DataType)

Initializes a new instance of the DataTypeAttribute class by using the specified type name.

Namespace:  System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations
Assembly:  System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations (in System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations.dll)

public DataTypeAttribute(
	DataType dataType


Type: System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations.DataType

The name of the type to associate with the data field.

The name is one of the values that are defined by the System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations.DataType enumeration.

The following example shows how to use the DataTypeAttribute(DataType) constructor to specify an alternative type for a data field.

// Add type information.
public object EmailAddress;

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5 SP1

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