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Switch.GetSupportedAttributes Method

Gets the custom attributes supported by the switch.

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

protected internal virtual string[] GetSupportedAttributes()

Return Value

Type: System.String[]
A string array that contains the names of the custom attributes supported by the switch, or null if there no custom attributes are supported.

The default implementation for the GetSupportedAttributes method returns null. If a switch is added in a configuration file and custom attributes are specified that are not included in the string array returned by GetSupportedAttributes, a ConfigurationException is thrown when the switch is loaded.

Notes to Inheritors

When inheriting from the Switch class or a derived class, you can override the GetSupportedAttributes method to provide custom attributes for your class.

The following code sample shows an override of the GetSupportedAttributes method for a custom switch.

public class MySourceSwitch : SourceSwitch
    int sourceAttribute = 0;
    public MySourceSwitch(string n) : base(n) { }
    public int CustomSourceSwitchAttribute
            foreach (DictionaryEntry de in this.Attributes)
                if (de.Key.ToString().ToLower() == "customsourceswitchattribute")
                    sourceAttribute = (int)de.Value;
            return sourceAttribute;
        set { sourceAttribute = (int)value; }

    protected override string[] GetSupportedAttributes()
        return new string[] { "customsourceSwitchattribute" };

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.