ReferenceAssemblyAttribute Class
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ReferenceAssemblyAttribute Class

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Identifies an assembly as containing metadata and not executable code.


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

<AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Assembly, AllowMultiple := False)> _
Public NotInheritable Class ReferenceAssemblyAttribute _
	Inherits Attribute

The ReferenceAssemblyAttribute type exposes the following members.

Public methodReferenceAssemblyAttributeInitializes a new instance of the ReferenceAssemblyAttribute class.
Public methodReferenceAssemblyAttribute(String)Initializes a new instance of the ReferenceAssemblyAttribute class by using the specified description.

Public propertyDescriptionGets the description of the reference assembly.

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 the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeReturns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
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.)

A reference assembly contains public surface area but no usable implementation. Reference assemblies can be loaded for introspection, but not for execution.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0

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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