GeneratedCodeAttribute Class

GeneratedCodeAttribute Class


Identifies code generated by a tool. This class cannot be inherited.

Namespace:   System.CodeDom.Compiler
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)


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

System_CAPS_pubmethodGeneratedCodeAttribute(String, String)

Initializes a new instance of the GeneratedCodeAttribute class specifying the name and version of the tool that generated the code.


Gets the name of the tool that generated the code.


When implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute.(Inherited from Attribute.)


Gets the version of the tool that generated the code.


This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object.(Inherited from Attribute.)


Returns the hash code for this instance.(Inherited from Attribute.)


Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)


When overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class.(Inherited from Attribute.)


When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object.(Inherited from Attribute.)


Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethod_Attribute.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)

Maps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethod_Attribute.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)

Retrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface.(Inherited from Attribute.)


Retrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1).(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethod_Attribute.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr)

Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object.(Inherited from Attribute.)

The GeneratedCodeAttribute class can be used by code analysis tools to identify computer-generated code, and to provide an analysis based on the tool and the version of the tool that generated the code.

The following code example shows the use of the GeneratedCodeAttribute class to identify computer-generated code.

using System;
using System.CodeDom;
using System.CodeDom.Compiler;

public class CodeGenExample
    static void Main()
        // Declare a new type called Class1.
        CodeTypeDeclaration class1 = new CodeTypeDeclaration("Class1");

        // Declare a new generated code attribute
        GeneratedCodeAttribute generatedCodeAttribute =
            new GeneratedCodeAttribute("SampleCodeGenerator", "");

        // Use the generated code attribute members in the attribute declaration
        CodeAttributeDeclaration codeAttrDecl =
            new CodeAttributeDeclaration(generatedCodeAttribute.GetType().Name,
                new CodeAttributeArgument(
                    new CodePrimitiveExpression(generatedCodeAttribute.Tool)),
                new CodeAttributeArgument(
                    new CodePrimitiveExpression(generatedCodeAttribute.Version)));

        // Create a C# code provider
        CodeDomProvider provider = CodeDomProvider.CreateProvider("CSharp");

        // Generate code and send the output to the console
        provider.GenerateCodeFromType(class1, Console.Out, new CodeGeneratorOptions());

// The C# code generator produces the following source code for the preceeding example code:
// [GeneratedCodeAttribute("SampleCodeGenerator", "")]
// public class Class1 {
// }

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1

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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