DesignTimeVisibleAttribute Class

DesignTimeVisibleAttribute marks a control's visibility. If Yes is present, a visual designer can show this control on a designer.

Inheritance Hierarchy


Namespace:  System.ComponentModel
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)


<AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class Or AttributeTargets.Interface)> _
Public NotInheritable Class DesignTimeVisibleAttribute _
    Inherits Attribute
public sealed class DesignTimeVisibleAttribute : Attribute

The DesignTimeVisibleAttribute type exposes the following members.


  Name Description
Public method DesignTimeVisibleAttribute() Creates a new DesignTimeVisibleAttribute set to the default value of false.
Public method DesignTimeVisibleAttribute(Boolean) Creates a new DesignTimeVisibleAttribute with the Visible property set to the given value in visible.



  Name Description
Public property Visible Gets or sets whether the control should be shown at design time.



  Name Description
Public method Equals Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Overrides Attribute.Equals(Object).)
Protected method Finalize Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method GetHashCode Returns the hash code for this instance. (Overrides Attribute.GetHashCode().)
Public method GetType Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method Match When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Protected method MemberwiseClone Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public method ToString Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)



  Name Description
Public fieldStatic member Default The default visibility which is Yes.
Public fieldStatic member No Marks a control as not visible in a visual designer.
Public fieldStatic member Yes Marks a control as visible in a visual designer.



The DesignTimeVisibleAttribute is a hint to the Designer. The Designer will ignore this attribute for controls that have a UI presence. It can only be applied to classes.

The DesignTimeVisibleAttribute is most useful when you have a control that accepts child controls.

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4


For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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.

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