Specifies that code or an assembly performs security-critical operations.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
[<Sealed>] [<AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Assembly|AttributeTargets.Class|AttributeTargets.Struct|AttributeTargets.Enum|AttributeTargets.Constructor|AttributeTargets.Method|AttributeTargets.Field|AttributeTargets.Interface|AttributeTargets.Delegate, AllowMultiple = false, Inherited = false)>] type SecurityCriticalAttribute = class inherit Attribute end
Thetype exposes the following members.
|Equals||Infrastructure. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|Finalize||Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetHashCode||Returns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|GetType||Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)|
|IsDefaultAttribute||When overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|Match||When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|MemberwiseClone||Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|ToString||Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|_Attribute.GetIDsOfNames||Maps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|_Attribute.GetTypeInfo||Retrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|_Attribute.GetTypeInfoCount||Retrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1). (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|_Attribute.Invoke||Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
Security-critical operations are actions that affect code access security, such as elevation of privilege through suppression of code access security checks by using the Assert method, calling unsafe managed code, and so forth. Either the attribute or the SecuritySafeCriticalAttribute attribute must be applied to code for the code to perform security-critical operations.
The is equivalent to a link demand for full trust. A type or member marked with the can be called only by fully trusted code; it does not have to demand specific permissions. It cannot be called by partially trusted code.
Applying the at the assembly level identifies the assembly as a security-critical assembly. The entire assembly can be identified as critical by setting the scope parameter SecurityCriticalScope.Everything.
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.