DebuggerBrowsableAttribute Class

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Determines if and how a member is displayed in the debugger variable windows. This class cannot be inherited.

System..::..Object
  System..::..Attribute
    System.Diagnostics..::..DebuggerBrowsableAttribute

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

'Declaration
<AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Property Or AttributeTargets.Field, AllowMultiple := False)> _
Public NotInheritable Class DebuggerBrowsableAttribute _
	Inherits Attribute

The DebuggerBrowsableAttribute type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodDebuggerBrowsableAttributeInitializes a new instance of the DebuggerBrowsableAttribute class.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyStateGets the display state for the attribute.
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  NameDescription
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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This attribute can be applied only as a single instance to properties and fields. It cannot be applied to assemblies.

The constructor for this attribute takes one of the DebuggerBrowsableState enumeration values, which specifies one of the following states:

  • Never indicates that the member is not displayed in the data window. For example, using this value for the DebuggerBrowsableAttribute on a field removes the field from the hierarchy; the field is not displayed when you expand the enclosing type by clicking the plus sign (+) for the type instance.

  • Collapsed indicates that the member is displayed but not expanded by default. This is the default behavior.

  • RootHidden indicates that the member itself is not shown, but its constituent objects are displayed if it is an array or collection.

For an example of the use of this attribute and the DebuggerDisplayAttribute and DebuggerTypeProxyAttribute attributes, see the example provided for the DebuggerDisplayAttribute class.

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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