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InheritanceAttribute Class

Indicates whether the component associated with this attribute has been inherited from a base class. This class cannot be inherited.


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

<AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Property Or AttributeTargets.Field Or AttributeTargets.Event)> _
Public NotInheritable Class InheritanceAttribute _
	Inherits Attribute

The InheritanceAttribute type exposes the following members.

Public methodInheritanceAttributeInitializes a new instance of the InheritanceAttribute class.
Public methodInheritanceAttribute(InheritanceLevel)Initializes a new instance of the InheritanceAttribute class with the specified inheritance level.

Public propertyInheritanceLevelGets or sets the current inheritance level stored in this attribute.
Public propertyTypeIdWhen implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute. (Inherited from Attribute.)

Public methodEqualsOverride to test for equality. (Overrides Attribute.Equals(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 methodGetHashCodeReturns the hashcode for this object. (Overrides Attribute.GetHashCode.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodIsDefaultAttributeGets a value indicating whether the current value of the attribute is the default value for the attribute. (Overrides Attribute.IsDefaultAttribute.)
Public methodMatchWhen overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringConverts this attribute to a string. (Overrides Object.ToString.)

Public fieldStatic memberDefaultSpecifies that the default value for InheritanceAttribute is NotInherited. This field is read-only.
Public fieldStatic memberInheritedSpecifies that the component is inherited. This field is read-only.
Public fieldStatic memberInheritedReadOnlySpecifies that the component is inherited and is read-only. This field is read-only.
Public fieldStatic memberNotInheritedSpecifies that the component is not inherited. This field is read-only.

Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.GetIDsOfNamesMaps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.GetTypeInfoRetrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.GetTypeInfoCountRetrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1). (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.InvokeProvides access to properties and methods exposed by an object. (Inherited from Attribute.)

InheritanceAttribute represents the type and level of inheritance of a member.

When the AddInheritedComponents method of the IInheritanceService searches the component fields of a component to identify fields that are inherited from a base class, the method represents the inheritance level of each component using an InheritanceAttribute.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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