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SwitchAttribute Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the SwitchAttribute class, specifying the name and the type of the switch.

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

public SwitchAttribute(
	string switchName,
	Type switchType


Type: System.String

The display name of the switch.

Type: System.Type

The type of the switch.

The switchName parameter should match the DisplayName property of the switch.

The following code example shows the use of the SwitchAttribute constructor to create a switch attribute. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the TraceSource class.

[SwitchAttribute("SourceSwitch", typeof(SourceSwitch))]
static void Main()

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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