DefaultMemberAttribute Class
 
System_CAPS_noteNote

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Defines the member of a type that is the default member used by InvokeMember.

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

SystemObject
   SystemAttribute
    System.ReflectionDefaultMemberAttribute

[SerializableAttribute]
[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class | AttributeTargets.Struct | AttributeTargets.Interface)]
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public sealed class DefaultMemberAttribute : Attribute
[SerializableAttribute]
[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets::Class | AttributeTargets::Struct | AttributeTargets::Interface)]
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public ref class DefaultMemberAttribute sealed : Attribute
[<Sealed>]
[<SerializableAttribute>]
[<AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class | AttributeTargets.Struct | AttributeTargets.Interface)>]
[<ComVisibleAttribute(true)>]
type DefaultMemberAttribute = 
    class
        inherit Attribute
    end
<SerializableAttribute>
<AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class Or AttributeTargets.Struct Or AttributeTargets.Interface)>
<ComVisibleAttribute(True)>
Public NotInheritable Class DefaultMemberAttribute
	Inherits Attribute
NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethod DefaultMemberAttribute

Initializes a new instance of the DefaultMemberAttribute class.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets the name from the attribute.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

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

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.)

A property is imported as an indexer (default indexed property in Visual Basic) if the property has arguments and if the name of the property or one of its accessors matches the name specified by the DefaultMemberAttribute. If the DefaultMemberAttribute is not present on the containing type, then the type does not have an indexer. The C# compiler emits the DefaultMemberAttribute on any type containing an indexer. In C# it is an error to manually attribute a type with the DefaultMemberAttribute if the type also declares an indexer.

The following example uses the DefaultMemberAttribute attribute to make the Age property the default member of the MyClass class.


using System;
using System.Reflection;
using System.IO;

[DefaultMemberAttribute("Age")]   
public class MyClass
{
    public void Name(String s) {}
    public int Age
    {
        get
        {
            return 20;
        }
    }
    public static void Main()
    {
        try
        {
            Type  myType = typeof(MyClass);
            MemberInfo[] memberInfoArray = myType.GetDefaultMembers();
            if (memberInfoArray.Length > 0)
            {
                foreach(MemberInfo memberInfoObj in memberInfoArray)
                {
                    Console.WriteLine("The default member name is: " + memberInfoObj.ToString());
                }
            }
            else
            {
                Console.WriteLine("No default members are available."); 
            }
        }
        catch(InvalidOperationException e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("InvalidOperationException: " + e.Message);
        }
        catch(IOException e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("IOException: " + e.Message);
        }
        catch(Exception e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("Exception: " + e.Message);
        }
    }
}
Imports System
Imports System.Reflection
Imports System.IO
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic

<DefaultMemberAttribute("Age")> Public Class [MyClass]

    Public Sub Name(ByVal s As String)
    End Sub 'Name

    Public ReadOnly Property Age() As Integer
        Get
            Return 20
        End Get
    End Property

    Public Shared Sub Main()
        Try
            Dim myType As Type = GetType([MyClass])
            Dim memberInfoArray As MemberInfo() = myType.GetDefaultMembers()
            If memberInfoArray.Length > 0 Then
                Dim memberInfoObj As MemberInfo
                For Each memberInfoObj In memberInfoArray
                    Console.WriteLine("The default member name is: " + memberInfoObj.ToString())
                Next memberInfoObj
            Else
                Console.WriteLine("No default members are available.")
            End If
        Catch e As InvalidOperationException
            Console.WriteLine("InvalidOperationException: " + e.Message)
        Catch e As IOException
            Console.WriteLine("IOException: " + e.Message)
        Catch e As Exception
            Console.WriteLine("Exception: " + e.Message)
        End Try
    End Sub 'Main
End Class '[MyClass]
using namespace System;
using namespace System::Reflection;
using namespace System::IO;

[DefaultMemberAttribute("Age")]
public ref class MyClass
{
public:
   void Name( String^ s ){}


   property int Age 
   {
      int get()
      {
         return 20;
      }

   }

};

int main()
{
   try
   {
      Type^ myType = MyClass::typeid;
      array<MemberInfo^>^memberInfoArray = myType->GetDefaultMembers();
      if ( memberInfoArray->Length > 0 )
      {
         System::Collections::IEnumerator^ myEnum = memberInfoArray->GetEnumerator();
         while ( myEnum->MoveNext() )
         {
            MemberInfo^ memberInfoObj = safe_cast<MemberInfo^>(myEnum->Current);
            Console::WriteLine( "The default member name is: {0}", memberInfoObj );
         }
      }
      else
      {
         Console::WriteLine( "No default members are available." );
      }
   }
   catch ( InvalidOperationException^ e ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "InvalidOperationException: {0}", e->Message );
   }
   catch ( IOException^ e ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "IOException: {0}", e->Message );
   }
   catch ( Exception^ e ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "Exception: {0}", e->Message );
   }
}
Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1

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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