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DesignerGeneratedAttribute Class

When applied to a class, the compiler implicitly calls a component-initializing method from the default synthetic constructor.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualBasic.CompilerServices
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class, AllowMultiple = false, Inherited = false)]
public sealed class DesignerGeneratedAttribute : Attribute

This attribute instructs the compiler to implicitly calls a private InitializeComponent method from the default synthetic constructor. The compiler will also verify that this method is called from user defined constructors and report a warning or error it is not. The Visual Studio Integrated Development Environment will honor this attribute when generating code on behalf of the user.


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC

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, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0