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ProxyAttribute Class

Indicates that an object type requires a custom proxy.


Namespace:  System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class, AllowMultiple = false, Inherited = true)]
[SecurityPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand, Flags = SecurityPermissionFlag.Infrastructure)]
public class ProxyAttribute : Attribute, 

The ProxyAttribute type exposes the following members.

Public methodProxyAttributeInitializes a new instance of the ProxyAttribute class with default values.

Public propertyTypeIdWhen implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute. (Inherited from Attribute.)

Public methodCreateInstanceCreates either an uninitialized MarshalByRefObject or a transparent proxy, depending on whether the specified type can exist in the current context.
Public methodCreateProxyCreates an instance of a remoting proxy for a remote object described by the specified ObjRef, and located on the server.
Public methodEqualsInfrastructure. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeReturns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodGetPropertiesForNewContextGets properties for a new context.
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodIsContextOKChecks the specified context.
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.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
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.)

Apply the current attribute to types that need custom proxies. You can use the ProxyAttribute class to intercept the new (New in Visual Basic) statement by deriving from the ProxyAttribute and placing the attribute on a child of ContextBoundObject. (Placing the proxy attribute on a child of MarshalByRefObject is not supported.)


This class makes a link demand and an inheritance demand at the class level. A SecurityException is thrown when either the immediate caller or the derived class does not have infrastructure permission. For details about security demands, see Link Demands and Inheritance Demands.

[SecurityPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.Demand, Flags=SecurityPermissionFlag.Infrastructure)]
public class MyProxyAttribute : ProxyAttribute
   public MyProxyAttribute()
   // Create an instance of ServicedComponentProxy
   public override MarshalByRefObject CreateInstance(Type serverType)
      return base.CreateInstance(serverType);
   public override RealProxy CreateProxy(ObjRef objRef1,
      Type serverType,
      object serverObject,
      Context serverContext)
      MyProxy myCustomProxy = new MyProxy(serverType);
      if(serverContext != null)
      if((!serverType.IsMarshalByRef)&&(serverContext == null))
         throw new RemotingException("Bad Type for CreateProxy");
      return myCustomProxy;
[PermissionSet(SecurityAction.Demand, Name="FullTrust")]
public class CustomServer :ContextBoundObject
   public CustomServer()
      Console.WriteLine("CustomServer Base Class constructor called");
   public void HelloMethod(string str)
      Console.WriteLine("HelloMethod of Server is invoked with message : " + str);

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

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