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ComAliasNameAttribute Class
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ComAliasNameAttribute Class

Indicates the COM alias for a parameter or field type.

Namespace:  System.Runtime.InteropServices
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Property|AttributeTargets.Field|AttributeTargets.Parameter|AttributeTargets.ReturnValue, Inherited = false)]
public sealed class ComAliasNameAttribute : Attribute

You can apply this attribute to parameters, fields, properties, or return values.

In the following type library, OLE_COLOR is an alias for int. During import the arguments of the Color accessor are marked with the ComAliasNameAttribute to indicate that type library refers to them as OLE_COLOR.

typedef int OLE_COLOR;  

interface Baz {
 HRESULT SetColor([in] OLE_COLOR cl);
 HRESULT GetColor([out, retval] OLE_COLOR *cl);

imported as:

interface Baz {
 void SetColor([ComAliasName("stdole.OLE_COLOR")] int cl);
 [return: ComAliasName("stdole.OLE_COLOR")] int GetColor();


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

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC

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, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0

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