ContractClassAttribute Class

ContractClassAttribute Class

.NET Framework (current version)
 

Specifies that a separate type contains the code contracts for this type.

Namespace:   System.Diagnostics.Contracts
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

System.Object
  System.Attribute
    System.Diagnostics.Contracts.ContractClassAttribute

[ConditionalAttribute("CONTRACTS_FULL")]
[ConditionalAttribute("DEBUG")]
[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class | AttributeTargets.Interface | AttributeTargets.Delegate, 
	AllowMultiple = false, Inherited = false)]
public sealed class ContractClassAttribute : Attribute

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodContractClassAttribute(Type)

Initializes a new instance of the ContractClassAttribute class.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubpropertyTypeContainingContracts

Gets the type that contains the code contracts for this type.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyTypeId

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

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(Object)

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.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetHashCode()

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

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetType()

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

System_CAPS_pubmethodIsDefaultAttribute()

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

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_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.)

Types that are marked with this attribute have code contracts that are included in a separate type. The type that contains the contracts is specified in the constructor.

The following example shows how to use the ContractClassAttribute attribute to specify that the contracts for the IArray interface are contained in the IArrayContracts class.

#define CONTRACTS_FULL

using System;
using System.Diagnostics.Contracts;


// An IArray is an ordered collection of objects.    
[ContractClass(typeof(IArrayContract))]
public interface IArray
{
    // The Item property provides methods to read and edit entries in the array.
    Object this[int index]
    {
        get;
        set;
    }

    int Count
    {
        get;

    }

    // Adds an item to the list.  
    // The return value is the position the new element was inserted in.
    int Add(Object value);

    // Removes all items from the list.
    void Clear();

    // Inserts value into the array at position index.
    // index must be non-negative and less than or equal to the 
    // number of elements in the array.  If index equals the number
    // of items in the array, then value is appended to the end.
    void Insert(int index, Object value);


    // Removes the item at position index.
    void RemoveAt(int index);
}

[ContractClassFor(typeof(IArray))]
internal abstract class IArrayContract : IArray
{
    int IArray.Add(Object value)
    {
        // Returns the index in which an item was inserted.
        Contract.Ensures(Contract.Result<int>() >= -1);
        Contract.Ensures(Contract.Result<int>() < ((IArray)this).Count);
        return default(int);
    }
    Object IArray.this[int index]
    {
        get
        {
            Contract.Requires(index >= 0);
            Contract.Requires(index < ((IArray)this).Count);
            return default(int);
        }
        set
        {
            Contract.Requires(index >= 0);
            Contract.Requires(index < ((IArray)this).Count);
        }
    }
    public int Count
    {
        get
        {
            Contract.Requires(Count >= 0);
            Contract.Requires(Count <= ((IArray)this).Count);
            return default(int);
        }
    }

    void IArray.Clear()
    {
        Contract.Ensures(((IArray)this).Count == 0);
    }

    void IArray.Insert(int index, Object value)
    {
        Contract.Requires(index >= 0);
        Contract.Requires(index <= ((IArray)this).Count);  // For inserting immediately after the end.
        Contract.Ensures(((IArray)this).Count == Contract.OldValue(((IArray)this).Count) + 1);
    }

    void IArray.RemoveAt(int index)
    {
        Contract.Requires(index >= 0);
        Contract.Requires(index < ((IArray)this).Count);
        Contract.Ensures(((IArray)this).Count == Contract.OldValue(((IArray)this).Count) - 1);
    }
}

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 4.0
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 4.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 8.0
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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