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Type.FilterAttribute Field

Represents the member filter used on attributes. This field is read-only.

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

'Declaration
Public Shared ReadOnly FilterAttribute As MemberFilter

This field holds a reference to the delegate used by the FindMembers method. The method encapsulated by this delegate takes two parameters: the first is a MemberInfo object and the second is an Object. The method determines whether the MemberInfo object matches the criteria specified by the Object. The Object may be assigned the value of any one of the fields on the classes FieldAttributes, MethodAttributes, or MethodImplAttributes.

For example, the Object can be assigned the value of a field from FieldAttributes such as Public. In that case, when the FilterAttribute delegate is invoked, it will return true only if the method represented by the MemberInfo object is decorated with the public field attribute in metadata.

The following example gets the FilterAttribute delegate, passes it as a parameter to the FindMembers method, and displays the specified members and their attributes.


Imports System
Imports System.Reflection
Imports System.Security
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic

Public Class MyFilterAttributeSample

    Public Shared Sub Main()
        Try
            Dim myFilter As MemberFilter = Type.FilterAttribute
            Dim myType As Type = GetType(System.String)
            Dim myMemberInfoArray As MemberInfo() = myType.FindMembers(MemberTypes.Constructor Or MemberTypes.Method, BindingFlags.Public Or BindingFlags.Static Or BindingFlags.Instance, myFilter, MethodAttributes.SpecialName)
            Dim myMemberinfo As MemberInfo
            For Each myMemberinfo In myMemberInfoArray
                Console.Write(ControlChars.newline + myMemberinfo.Name)
                Console.Write(" is a " + myMemberinfo.MemberType.ToString())
            Next myMemberinfo

        Catch e As ArgumentNullException
            Console.Write("ArgumentNullException : " + e.Message.ToString())
        Catch e As SecurityException
            Console.Write("SecurityException : " + e.Message.ToString())
        Catch e As Exception
            Console.Write("Exception :" + e.Message.ToString())
        End Try
    End Sub 'Main
End Class 'MyFilterAttributeSample


.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.

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