TypeDescriptionProviderAttribute Class
 

Specifies the custom type description provider for a class. This class cannot be inherited.

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

SystemObject
   SystemAttribute
    System.ComponentModelTypeDescriptionProviderAttribute

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class, Inherited = true)]
public sealed class TypeDescriptionProviderAttribute : Attribute
[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets::Class, Inherited = true)]
public ref class TypeDescriptionProviderAttribute sealed : Attribute
[<Sealed>]
[<AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class, Inherited = true)>]
type TypeDescriptionProviderAttribute = 
    class
        inherit Attribute
    end
<AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class, Inherited := True)>
Public NotInheritable Class TypeDescriptionProviderAttribute
	Inherits Attribute
NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethod TypeDescriptionProviderAttribute

Initializes a new instance of the TypeDescriptionProviderAttribute class using the specified type name.

System_CAPS_pubmethod TypeDescriptionProviderAttribute

Initializes a new instance of the TypeDescriptionProviderAttribute class using the specified type.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubproperty

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

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets the type name for the type description provider.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethod Equals

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetHashCode

Returns the hash code for this instance.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetType

Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod 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.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod Match

When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod ToString

Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubinterface System_CAPS_privmethod _AttributeGetIDsOfNames

Maps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubinterface System_CAPS_privmethod _AttributeGetTypeInfo

Retrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubinterface System_CAPS_privmethod _AttributeGetTypeInfoCount

Retrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1).(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubinterface System_CAPS_privmethod _AttributeInvoke

Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object.(Inherited from Attribute.)

This attribute supplies a way for developers to provide custom metadata for their authored classes. This capability extends the static type information functionality in the TypeDescriptor class, which by default only obtains type information directly from metadata of the compiled classes.

System_CAPS_noteNote

For a more dynamic way to provide custom metadata for your authored classes, see the AddProvider method.

Tagging a class with a TypeDescriptionProviderAttribute will associate a TypeDescriptionProvider with that class. A TypeDescriptionProvider provides supplemental metadata information about the tagged class. For example, the GetTypeDescriptor method returns an ICustomTypeDescriptor that defines additional type information, such as attributes, events, and properties. Subsequently, if a TypeDescriptionProvider member is used to investigate the tagged class, it will discover both the default and custom type information.

This attribute can only be applied to classes and is inherited by derived classes.

This attribute cannot be derived from.

For more information about using attributes, see Extending Metadata Using Attributes.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0

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

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