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AssociatedMetadataTypeTypeDescriptionProvider Class

Updated: July 2008

Extends the metadata information for a class by adding attributes and property information that is defined in an associated class.

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

public class AssociatedMetadataTypeTypeDescriptionProvider : TypeDescriptionProvider

The AssociatedMetadataTypeTypeDescriptionProvider class dynamically extends the type information associated with a type or object by adding, modifying, or hiding characteristics such as attributes, properties, and events. For more information, see TypeDescriptor.


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 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




July 2008

Added topic for new class.

SP1 feature change.