DisplayAttribute.GetName Method

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Retrieves the localized or non-localized value of the Name property.

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


Public Function GetName As String
public string GetName()

Return Value

Type: System.String
The localized value for the group name when the ResourceType property is specified and the Name property represents a resource name; otherwise, the non-localized value specified in the Name property.


Do not use the get accessor of the Name property to retrieve the text to display in your Silverlight application. Instead, use the GetName method to retrieve the name to display. The GetName method returns either the literal non-localized string or the localized string when a resource type has been specified.

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4, 3


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