ProvideAssemblyFilterAttribute Class

Describes the assemblies that the IConfigureToolboxItem class supports.

Inheritance Hierarchy


Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.11.0 (in Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.11.0.dll)


<AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class, Inherited := True, AllowMultiple := True)> _
Public NotInheritable Class ProvideAssemblyFilterAttribute _
    Inherits Attribute
[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class, Inherited = true, AllowMultiple = true)]
public sealed class ProvideAssemblyFilterAttribute : Attribute
[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets::Class, Inherited = true, AllowMultiple = true)]
public ref class ProvideAssemblyFilterAttribute sealed : public Attribute
[<AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class, Inherited = true, AllowMultiple = true)>]
type ProvideAssemblyFilterAttribute =  
        inherit Attribute 
public final class ProvideAssemblyFilterAttribute extends Attribute

The ProvideAssemblyFilterAttribute type exposes the following members.


  Name Description
Public method ProvideAssemblyFilterAttribute Creates a new instance of a ProvideAssemblyFilterAttribute object with the specified assembly name.



  Name Description
Public property AssemblyFilter Gets the full assembly specification of the filter.
Public property TypeId When implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute. (Inherited from Attribute.)



  Name Description
Public method Equals Infrastructure. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public method GetHashCode Returns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public method GetType Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method 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.)
Public method Match When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public method ToString Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)


Explicit Interface Implementations

  Name Description
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method _Attribute.GetIDsOfNames Maps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method _Attribute.GetTypeInfo Retrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method _Attribute.GetTypeInfoCount Retrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1). (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method _Attribute.Invoke Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object. (Inherited from Attribute.)



An IConfigureToolboxItem must be contained in a VSPackage.

The ProvideAssemblyFilterAttribute attributes are applied to a IConfigureToolboxItem in order to specify which ToolboxItem objects are configured by the IConfigureToolboxItem object.

A IConfigureToolboxItem class filters these assemblies on the basis of the parent assembly of the ToolboxItem class. This parent assembly is specified in the constructor ProvideAssemblyFilterAttribute, which is used to create a given instance of ProvideAssemblyFilterAttribute applied to that IConfigureToolboxItem object.

When specifying an assembly:

  • The ProvideAssemblyFilterAttribute specifies the full assembly identification, including a simple name, a version number, a cryptographic key pair, and a supported culture. For more information on assembly identification, see AssemblyName. The * character in a specification is interpreted as a wildcard.

  • The assembly name is set through the solution properties dialog.


The example below registers the ToolboxConfig class as providing configuration support for all ToolboxItem classes in all assemblies that have a name beginning with Vsip.

    [ProvideAssemblyFilterAttribute("Vsip.*, Version=*, Culture=*, PublicKeyToken=*")]
    public sealed class ToolboxConfig : IConfigureToolboxItem 

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

See Also


Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell Namespace





Other Resources

Toolbox (Visual Studio SDK)