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VisualizerObjectSource Class

VisualizerObjectSource Class


Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.DebuggerVisualizers
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.DebuggerVisualizers (in Microsoft.VisualStudio.DebuggerVisualizers.dll)

public class VisualizerObjectSource

The VisualizerObjectSource type exposes the following members.

Public methodCreateReplacementObject
Public methodStatic memberDeserialize
Public methodEqualsDetermines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetData
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodStatic memberSerialize
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodTransferData

A visualizer is a small program that the Visual Studio debugger uses to display (visualize) an object of a specific data type in meaningful manner. To visualize an object, a visualizer uses code that runs in the debugger process (the debugger side) and code in the process being debugged (the debuggee side).

The debugger side and debuggee side communicate with each other by using VisualizerObjectSource and IVisualizerObjectProvider.

The debugee side uses the DebuggerVisualizerAttribute to specify a VisualizerObjectSource object for the debugger side. The debugger side has access to it indirectly through the IVisualizerObjectProvider interface.

[assembly: System.Diagnostics.DebuggerVisualizer(
   // The object source is specified on the next line <<<<<
   Target = typeof(System.String),
   Description = "My First Visualizer")]

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