DebuggerBrowsableState Enumeration

 
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Provides display instructions for the debugger.

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

<ComVisibleAttribute(True)>
Public Enumeration DebuggerBrowsableState

Member nameDescription
Collapsed

Show the element as collapsed.

Never

Never show the element.

RootHidden

Do not display the root element; display the child elements if the element is a collection or array of items.

DebuggerBrowsableState is used to simplify the view in the debug window. Use of the DebuggerDisplayAttribute attribute using this enumeration can result in a much simpler and more pleasing view in the debug window. See the DebuggerBrowsableAttribute class for information on the use of this enumeration.

The following code example shows the use of the DebuggerBrowsableState enumeration to instruct the debugger to not display the root (property name) of the Keys property, but to display the elements of the array that Keys gets. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the DebuggerDisplayAttribute class.

<DebuggerBrowsable(DebuggerBrowsableState.RootHidden)> _
ReadOnly Property Keys as KeyValuePairs()
    Get
        Dim nkeys(hashtable.Count) as KeyValuePairs

        Dim i as Integer = 0
        For Each key As Object In hashtable.Keys
            nkeys(i) = New KeyValuePairs(hashtable, key, hashtable(key))
            i = i + 1
        Next
        Return nkeys
    End Get
End Property

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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