ReliabilityContractAttribute Class


Defines a contract for reliability between the author of some code, and the developers who have a dependency on that code.

public ref class ReliabilityContractAttribute sealed : Attribute
[System.AttributeUsage(System.AttributeTargets.Assembly | System.AttributeTargets.Class | System.AttributeTargets.Constructor | System.AttributeTargets.Interface | System.AttributeTargets.Method | System.AttributeTargets.Struct, Inherited=false)]
public sealed class ReliabilityContractAttribute : Attribute
type ReliabilityContractAttribute = class
    inherit Attribute
Public NotInheritable Class ReliabilityContractAttribute
Inherits Attribute


The following code example demonstrates the use of the ReliabilityContractAttribute attribute to document the level of reliability of an assembly.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Runtime::ConstrainedExecution;

   Consistency::MayCorruptInstance, Cer::None)];
namespace ReliabilityLibrary
   class SomeClass {};
using System;
using System.Runtime.ConstrainedExecution;

   Consistency.MayCorruptInstance, Cer.None)]
namespace ReliabilityLibrary
   class SomeClass {}
Imports System.Runtime.ConstrainedExecution

<assembly:ReliabilityContractAttribute( _ 
   Consistency.MayCorruptInstance, Cer.None)> 
Namespace ReliabilityLibrary
   Class SomeClass
   End Class
End Namespace


The ReliabilityContractAttribute attribute provides a mechanism for you to document your code, and to indicate what type of reliability guarantees you can make in the face of exceptional conditions that could potentially lead to an inconsistent state. In this context, exceptional conditions are defined as asynchronous exceptions that can be generated at run time by the common language runtime, such as aborted threads, out-of-memory situations, and stack overflows. You can apply the ReliabilityContractAttribute attribute to assemblies, types, and methods.

Use this attribute with the Consistency enumeration to define a reliability contract by documenting the level of reliability in a particular piece of code.


ReliabilityContractAttribute(Consistency, Cer)

Initializes a new instance of the ReliabilityContractAttribute class with the specified Consistency guarantee and Cer value.



Gets the value that determines the behavior of a method, type, or assembly when called under a Constrained Execution Region (CER).


Gets the value of the Consistency reliability contract.


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

(Inherited from Attribute)



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

(Inherited from Attribute)

Returns the hash code for this instance.

(Inherited from Attribute)

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)

When overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class.

(Inherited from Attribute)

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

(Inherited from Attribute)

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)

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)

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

See also