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DataTypeAttribute Constructor (DataType)

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

Namespace:  System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations
Assemblies:   System.ComponentModel.Annotations (in System.ComponentModel.Annotations.dll)
  System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations (in System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations.dll)

public DataTypeAttribute(
	DataType dataType
)

Parameters

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.
[DataType(DataType.EmailAddress)]
public object EmailAddress;

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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