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DataTypeAttribute Constructor (String)

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

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

new : 
        customDataType:string -> DataTypeAttribute


Type: System.String
The name of the custom field template to associate with the data field.


customDataType is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) or an empty string ("").

This method provides an alternative to using the UIHintAttribute attribute.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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