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DataTypeAttribute Constructor (String)

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

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

public DataTypeAttribute(
	string customDataType


Type: System.String

The name of the custom field template to associate with the data field.


customDataType is null or an empty string ("").

This method provides an alternative to using the UIHintAttribute attribute.

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