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DebuggerHiddenAttribute Class

Updated: January 2010

Hides the code from the debugger. This class cannot be inherited.

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

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Constructor|AttributeTargets.Method|AttributeTargets.Property, Inherited = false)]
public sealed class DebuggerHiddenAttribute : Attribute

The common language runtime attaches no semantics to this attribute. It is provided for use by source code debuggers. For example, the Visual Studio debugger does not stop in a method that is marked with this attribute, and does not allow a breakpoint to be set in the method. Other debugger attributes recognized by the Visual Studio debugger are DebuggerNonUserCodeAttribute and DebuggerStepThroughAttribute.

For more information about using attributes, see Extending Metadata Using Attributes


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, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0




January 2010

Removed reference to specific version of Visual Studio.

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