MergablePropertyAttribute Class

 

Specifies that this property can be combined with properties belonging to other objects in a Properties window.

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

System.Object
  System.Attribute
    System.ComponentModel.MergablePropertyAttribute

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.All)]
public sealed class MergablePropertyAttribute : Attribute

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodMergablePropertyAttribute(Boolean)

Initializes a new instance of the MergablePropertyAttribute class.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubpropertyAllowMerge

Gets a value indicating whether this property can be combined with properties belonging to other objects in a Properties window.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyTypeId

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

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(Object)

Indicates whether this instance and a specified object are equal.(Overrides Attribute.Equals(Object).)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetHashCode()

Returns the hash code for this instance.(Overrides Attribute.GetHashCode().)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetType()

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

System_CAPS_pubmethodIsDefaultAttribute()

Determines if this attribute is the default.(Overrides Attribute.IsDefaultAttribute().)

System_CAPS_pubmethodMatch(Object)

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

System_CAPS_pubmethodToString()

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

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubfieldSystem_CAPS_staticDefault

Specifies the default value, which is Yes, that is a property can be combined with properties belonging to other objects in a Properties window. This static field is read-only.

System_CAPS_pubfieldSystem_CAPS_staticNo

Specifies that a property cannot be combined with properties belonging to other objects in a Properties window. This static field is read-only.

System_CAPS_pubfieldSystem_CAPS_staticYes

Specifies that a property can be combined with properties belonging to other objects in a Properties window. This static field is read-only.

NameDescription
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.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethod_Attribute.GetTypeInfoCount(UInt32)

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.)

Properties that are marked with the MergablePropertyAttribute set to true can be combined with properties belonging to other objects in a Properties window. Properties that are marked with the MergablePropertyAttribute set to false must be displayed separately. The default is true.

System_CAPS_noteNote

When you mark a property with the MergablePropertyAttribute set to true, the value of this attribute is set to the constant member Yes. For a property marked with the MergablePropertyAttribute property set to false, the value is No. Therefore, when you want to check the value of this attribute in your code, you must specify the attribute as MergablePropertyAttribute.Yes or MergablePropertyAttribute.No.

For more information, see Extending Metadata Using Attributes.

The following example marks a property as appropriate to merge.

[MergableProperty(true)]
 public int MyProperty {
    get {
       // Insert code here.
       return 0;
    }
    set {
       // Insert code here.
    }
 }

The next example shows how to check the value of the MergablePropertyAttribute for MyProperty. First the code gets a PropertyDescriptorCollection with all the properties for the object. Next it indexes into the PropertyDescriptorCollection to get MyProperty. Then it returns the attributes for this property and saves them in the attributes variable.

The example presents two different ways of checking the value of the MergablePropertyAttribute. In the second code fragment, the example calls the Equals method with a static value. In the last code fragment, the example uses the AllowMerge property to check the value.

// Gets the attributes for the property.
 AttributeCollection attributes = 
    TypeDescriptor.GetProperties(this)["MyProperty"].Attributes;

 // Checks to see if the value of the MergablePropertyAttribute is Yes.
 if(attributes[typeof(MergablePropertyAttribute)].Equals(MergablePropertyAttribute.Yes)) {
    // Insert code here.
 }

 // This is another way to see if the property is bindable.
 MergablePropertyAttribute myAttribute = 
    (MergablePropertyAttribute)attributes[typeof(MergablePropertyAttribute)];
 if(myAttribute.AllowMerge) {
    // Insert code here.
 }

If you marked a class with the MergablePropertyAttribute, use the following code to check the value.

AttributeCollection attributes = 
    TypeDescriptor.GetAttributes(MyProperty);
 if(attributes[typeof(MergablePropertyAttribute)].Equals(MergablePropertyAttribute.Yes)) {
    // Insert code here.
 }

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1

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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