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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
Dim instance As InheritanceAttribute

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.


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

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, 1.1, 1.0