TraceSource.Attributes Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets the custom switch attributes defined in the application configuration file.

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

public StringDictionary Attributes { get; }
/** @property */
public StringDictionary get_Attributes ()

public function get Attributes () : StringDictionary

Property Value

A StringDictionary containing the custom attributes for the trace switch.

The Attributes property identifies the custom attributes referenced in the application's configuration file. Unreferenced custom attributes are not enumerated. Classes that inherit from the TraceSource class can add custom attributes by overriding the Switch.GetSupportedAttributes method and returning a string array of custom attribute names.

The following is a sample of a trace source element specifying the custom attribute SecondTraceSourceAttribute:

<sources>
  <source name="TraceTest" switchName="TestSourceSwitch" 
    switchType="Testing.MySourceSwitch, TraceSample" 
    SecondTraceSourceAttribute="two">
  </source>
</sources>

The following code sample shows how to display the custom attributes for a TraceSource. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the TraceSource class.

// Get the custom attributes for the TraceSource.
Console.WriteLine("Number of custom trace source attributes = "
    + ts.Attributes.Count);
foreach (DictionaryEntry de in ts.Attributes)
    Console.WriteLine("Custom trace source attribute = "
        + de.Key + "  " + de.Value);

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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