Specifies the display proxy for a type.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
Thetype exposes the following members.
|Equals||Infrastructure. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|Finalize||Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetHashCode||Returns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|GetType||Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)|
|Match||When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|MemberwiseClone||Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|ToString||Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
Use the attribute when you have to significantly and fundamentally change the debugging view of a type without changing the type itself.
This attribute is used to specify a display proxy for a type, and enables you to customize the view for the type. You can also use this attribute at the assembly level; in that case, the Target property specifies the type for which the proxy will be used. In general, this attribute specifies a private, nested type that occurs within the type to which the attribute is applied. An expression evaluator that supports type viewers checks for this attribute when a type is displayed. If the attribute is found, the expression evaluator substitutes the display proxy type for the type that the attribute is applied to.
When the DebuggerBrowsableAttribute is present, the debugger variable window displays only the public members of the proxy type. Private members are not displayed. The behavior of the data window is not changed by attribute-enhanced views.
To avoid unnecessary performance penalties, expression evaluators should not examine the attributes on the display proxy of the type unless the type is expanded, either by the user clicking the plus sign (+) next to the type in a data window, or through the application of the DebuggerBrowsableAttribute attribute. Therefore, we recommend that no attributes be applied to the display type. Attributes can and should be applied within the body of the display type.
For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.