PureAttribute Class

Indicates that a type or method is pure, that is, it does not make any visible state changes.

Inheritance Hierarchy


Namespace:  System.Diagnostics.Contracts
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)


<ConditionalAttribute("CONTRACTS_FULL")> _
<AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class Or AttributeTargets.Constructor Or AttributeTargets.Method Or AttributeTargets.Property Or AttributeTargets.Event Or AttributeTargets.Parameter Or AttributeTargets.Delegate, AllowMultiple := False,  _
    Inherited := True)> _
Public NotInheritable Class PureAttribute _
    Inherits Attribute
[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class|AttributeTargets.Constructor|AttributeTargets.Method|AttributeTargets.Property|AttributeTargets.Event|AttributeTargets.Parameter|AttributeTargets.Delegate, AllowMultiple = false, 
    Inherited = true)]
public sealed class PureAttribute : Attribute

The PureAttribute type exposes the following members.


  Name Description
Public method PureAttribute Initializes a new instance of the PureAttribute class.



  Name Description
Public method Equals Infrastructure. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
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. (Inherited from Attribute.)
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.)



Methods and types that are marked with this attribute can be used in calls to System.Diagnostics.Contracts.Contract methods. Pure methods do not make any visible state changes. This attribute is not enforced by the current analysis tools; you should use this attribute only if you are sure that the methods are pure.

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4


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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.