DisplayNameAttribute DisplayNameAttribute DisplayNameAttribute DisplayNameAttribute Class

Definition

Specifies the display name for a property, event, or public void method which takes no arguments.

public ref class DisplayNameAttribute : Attribute
[System.AttributeUsage(System.AttributeTargets.Class | System.AttributeTargets.Event | System.AttributeTargets.Method | System.AttributeTargets.Property)]
public class DisplayNameAttribute : Attribute
type DisplayNameAttribute = class
    inherit Attribute
Public Class DisplayNameAttribute
Inherits Attribute
Inheritance
DisplayNameAttributeDisplayNameAttributeDisplayNameAttributeDisplayNameAttribute
Attributes

Examples

The following code example demonstrates using the DisplayNameAttribute class to change the name of a property called MisnamedProperty to RenamedProperty in a PropertyGrid control. For a full code listing, see How to: Apply Attributes in Windows Forms Controls.

// This property exists only to demonstrate the 
// DisplayName attribute. When this control 
// is attached to a PropertyGrid control, the
// property will be appear as "RenamedProperty"
// instead of "MisnamedProperty".
[Description("Demonstrates DisplayNameAttribute.")]
[DisplayName("RenamedProperty")]
public bool MisnamedProperty
{
    get
    {
        return true;
    }
}
' This property exists only to demonstrate the 
' DisplayName attribute. When this control 
' is attached to a PropertyGrid control, the
' property will be appear as "RenamedProperty"
' instead of "MisnamedProperty".
<Description("Demonstrates DisplayNameAttribute."), _
DisplayName("RenamedProperty")> _
Public ReadOnly Property MisnamedProperty() As Boolean
    Get
        Return True
    End Get
End Property

Remarks

The default is the name of the property or event. The default implementation of GetSortedActionItems uses reflection to search the public properties and public void methods that take no arguments. GetSortedActionItems searches for the DisplayNameAttribute on each property and method and, if found, uses that string instead of the property or method name.

Constructors

DisplayNameAttribute() DisplayNameAttribute() DisplayNameAttribute() DisplayNameAttribute()

Initializes a new instance of the DisplayNameAttribute class.

DisplayNameAttribute(String) DisplayNameAttribute(String) DisplayNameAttribute(String) DisplayNameAttribute(String)

Initializes a new instance of the DisplayNameAttribute class using the display name.

Fields

Default Default Default Default

Specifies the default value for the DisplayNameAttribute. This field is read-only.

Properties

DisplayName DisplayName DisplayName DisplayName

Gets the display name for a property, event, or public void method that takes no arguments stored in this attribute.

DisplayNameValue DisplayNameValue DisplayNameValue DisplayNameValue

Gets or sets the display name.

TypeId TypeId TypeId TypeId

When implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute.

(Inherited from Attribute)

Methods

Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object)

Determines whether two DisplayNameAttribute instances are equal.

GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Returns the hash code for this instance.

GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
IsDefaultAttribute() IsDefaultAttribute() IsDefaultAttribute() IsDefaultAttribute()

Determines if this attribute is the default.

Match(Object) Match(Object) Match(Object) Match(Object)

When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object.

(Inherited from Attribute)
MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)

Explicit Interface Implementations

_Attribute.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _Attribute.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _Attribute.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _Attribute.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)

Maps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers.

(Inherited from Attribute)
_Attribute.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _Attribute.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _Attribute.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _Attribute.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)

Retrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface.

(Inherited from Attribute)
_Attribute.GetTypeInfoCount(UInt32) _Attribute.GetTypeInfoCount(UInt32) _Attribute.GetTypeInfoCount(UInt32) _Attribute.GetTypeInfoCount(UInt32)

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

(Inherited from Attribute)
_Attribute.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr) _Attribute.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr) _Attribute.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr) _Attribute.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr)

Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object.

(Inherited from Attribute)

Applies to

See Also