ContractOptionAttribute Class

Definition

Enables you to set contract and tool options at assembly, type, or method granularity.

public ref class ContractOptionAttribute sealed : Attribute
[System.AttributeUsage(System.AttributeTargets.All, AllowMultiple=true, Inherited=false)]
[System.Diagnostics.Conditional("CONTRACTS_FULL")]
public sealed class ContractOptionAttribute : Attribute
type ContractOptionAttribute = class
    inherit Attribute
Public NotInheritable Class ContractOptionAttribute
Inherits Attribute
Inheritance
ContractOptionAttribute
Attributes

Remarks

The following table shows the currently supported options.

Category Setting Value/effect
contract inheritance true to turn contract inheritance on; false to turn it off. The default is true.
runtime checking true to turn run-time checking on; false to turn it off. The default is true.

You can use this attribute as illustrated in the following examples.

To turn off run-time checking for the entire assembly:

[assembly:ContractOption("runtime", "checking", false)]  

To turn run-time contract checking on for a specific type:

   [ContractOption("runtime", "checking", true)]  
   class TypeWithRuntimeChecking {  
  
       ...  
  

To turn run-time checking off for a specific method:

// Turn off all contract inheritance from interface IList<T>  
[ContractOption("contract", "inheritance", false)]  
class MyConcurrentList<T> : IList<T> {  
   ...  
}  
  
[ContractOption("runtime", "checking", false)]  
public override MyMethod(int x) {  
   // no inherited contracts checked at runtime,  
   // no invariants checked at runtime.  
   ...  
}  
  
       [ContractOption("runtime", "checking", false)]  
       public void MethodWithoutRuntimeChecking(...) {  
          ...  
       }  
   }  
  

Constructors

ContractOptionAttribute(String, String, Boolean)

Initializes a new instance of the ContractOptionAttribute class by using the provided category, setting, and enable/disable value.

ContractOptionAttribute(String, String, String)

Initializes a new instance of the ContractOptionAttribute class by using the provided category, setting, and value.

Properties

Category

Gets the category of the option.

Enabled

Determines if an option is enabled.

Setting

Gets the setting for the option.

TypeId

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

(Inherited from Attribute)
Value

Gets the value for the option.

Methods

Equals(Object)

Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object.

(Inherited from Attribute)
GetHashCode()

Returns the hash code for this instance.

(Inherited from Attribute)
GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
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)
Match(Object)

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

(Inherited from Attribute)
MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
ToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)

Explicit Interface Implementations

_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)

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)

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)

Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object.

(Inherited from Attribute)

Applies to