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SynchronizationAttribute Class

Sets the synchronization value of the component. This class cannot be inherited.


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

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class, Inherited = true)]
public sealed class SynchronizationAttribute : Attribute

The SynchronizationAttribute type exposes the following members.

Public methodSynchronizationAttribute()Initializes a new instance of the SynchronizationAttribute class with the default SynchronizationOption.
Public methodSynchronizationAttribute(SynchronizationOption)Initializes a new instance of the SynchronizationAttribute class with the specified SynchronizationOption.

Public propertyTypeIdWhen implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public propertyValueGets the current setting of the Value property.

Public methodEqualsInfrastructure. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodGetHashCodeReturns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodIsDefaultAttributeWhen overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodMatchWhen overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.GetIDsOfNamesMaps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.GetTypeInfoRetrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.GetTypeInfoCountRetrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1). (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.InvokeProvides access to properties and methods exposed by an object. (Inherited from Attribute.)

Both transaction and just-in-time (JIT) activation enable synchronization automatically.

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

Applying SynchronizationAttribute to a context-bound object results in the creation of a wait handle and auto reset event, which are not deterministically garbage collected. Therefore, you should not create a large number of context-bound objects marked with the SynchronizationAttribute within a short time period.

The following code example demonstrates the use of the SynchronizationAttribute type.

using System;
using System.EnterpriseServices;
using System.Reflection;

// References: 
// System.EnterpriseServices 

// This is equivalent to [Synchronization(SynchronizationOption.Required)].
public class SynchronizationAttribute_Ctor : ServicedComponent

public class SynchronizationAttribute_Ctor_SynchronizationOption : ServicedComponent

public class SynchronizationAttribute_Value : ServicedComponent
    public void ValueExample()
        // Get the SynchronizationAttribute applied to the class.
        SynchronizationAttribute attribute =

        // Display the value of the attribute's Value property.
        Console.WriteLine("SynchronizationAttribute.Value: {0}",

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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