ReturnValueNameAttribute ReturnValueNameAttribute ReturnValueNameAttribute ReturnValueNameAttribute Class

Definition

Specifies the name of the return value of a method in a Windows Runtime component.

public ref class ReturnValueNameAttribute sealed : Attribute
[System.AttributeUsage(System.AttributeTargets.Delegate | System.AttributeTargets.ReturnValue, AllowMultiple=false, Inherited=false)]
public sealed class ReturnValueNameAttribute : Attribute
type ReturnValueNameAttribute = class
    inherit Attribute
Public NotInheritable Class ReturnValueNameAttribute
Inherits Attribute
Inheritance
ReturnValueNameAttributeReturnValueNameAttributeReturnValueNameAttributeReturnValueNameAttribute
Attributes

Remarks

In a Windows Runtime component, all the parameters of a method and the return value must have names. By default, Winmdexp.exe (Windows Runtime Metadata Export Tool) gives the return value the name "value". When you use a component in a Windows 8.x Store app written in JavaScript, you can use this name to retrieve the return value. For example, suppose a component defines a method that has a return value and two out parameters (ByRef parameters with the OutAttribute attribute in Visual Basic):

public static int ComputeAverage([ReadOnlyArray()] int[] input,  
    out int minValue, out int maxValue)  
{  
    …  
}  
Public Shared Function ComputeAverage( _  
        <ReadOnlyArray()> ByVal input As Integer, _  
        <Out()> ByRef minValue As Integer, _  
        <Out()> ByRef maxValue As Integer) As Integer  
    …  
End Function  
  

When you call the function from JavaScript, you can access the return value by its default name (value):

var data = [5, 13, 23, 37];  
var results = SampleComponent.TestStuff.computeAverage(data);  
var formattedResults = "Min=" + results.minValue + ", Avg=" +   
    results.value + ", Max=" + results.maxValue;  
  

You must give the return value a different name if you already have a parameter named "value". Or you might simply want to use a more meaningful name (such as "average" in this example). Apply the ReturnValueNameAttribute attribute to your method and specify a new name.

[return: ReturnValueName("average")]  
public static int ComputeAverage([ReadOnlyArray()] int[] input,  
    out int minValue, out int maxValue)  
{  
    …  
}  
  
Public Shared Function ComputeAverage( _  
        <ReadOnlyArray()> ByVal input As Integer, _  
        <Out()> ByRef minValue As Integer, _  
        <Out()> ByRef maxValue As Integer) _  
            As <ReturnValueName("average")> Integer  
    …  
End Function  
  

Constructors

ReturnValueNameAttribute(String) ReturnValueNameAttribute(String) ReturnValueNameAttribute(String) ReturnValueNameAttribute(String)

Initializes a new instance of the ReturnValueNameAttribute class, and specifies the name of the return value.

Properties

Name Name Name Name

Gets the name that was specified for the return value of a method in a Windows Runtime component.

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)

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

(Inherited from Attribute)
GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Returns the hash code for this instance.

(Inherited from Attribute)
GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

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