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TypeLibTypeAttribute Class

Contains the TYPEFLAGS that were originally imported for this type from the COM type library.

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

'Declaration
<ComVisibleAttribute(True)> _
<AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class Or AttributeTargets.Struct Or AttributeTargets.Enum Or AttributeTargets.Interface, Inherited := False)> _
Public NotInheritable Class TypeLibTypeAttribute _
	Inherits Attribute
'Usage
Dim instance As TypeLibTypeAttribute

The Type Library Importer (Tlbimp.exe) applies this attribute to classes or interfaces.

This attribute is applied when a type library is imported and should never be changed. It is only applied when the method's TYPEFLAGS evaluate to non-zero. The attribute is designed to be used by tools that need to know how the original TYPEFLAGS were set. The common language runtime does not use this attribute.

The following example demonstrates how to get the TypeLibTypeAttribute value of a class or interface.

Imports System
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices

Module B
	Public Function IsHiddenInterface(ByVal InterfaceType As Type) As Boolean 
		Dim InterfaceAttributes As Object() = _
		InterfaceType.GetCustomAttributes(GetType(TypeLibTypeAttribute), False)

		If InterfaceAttributes.Length > 0 Then 
			Dim tlt As TypeLibTypeAttribute = InterfaceAttributes(0)
			Dim flags As TypeLibTypeFlags = tlt.Value
			Return (flags & TypeLibTypeFlags.FHidden) > 0
		End If 

		Return False 
	End Function 
End Module

System.Object
  System.Attribute
    System.Runtime.InteropServices.TypeLibTypeAttribute

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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