AssemblyBuilder.SetCustomAttribute AssemblyBuilder.SetCustomAttribute AssemblyBuilder.SetCustomAttribute AssemblyBuilder.SetCustomAttribute Method

Definition

Sets a custom attribute on this assembly.

Overloads

SetCustomAttribute(CustomAttributeBuilder) SetCustomAttribute(CustomAttributeBuilder) SetCustomAttribute(CustomAttributeBuilder) SetCustomAttribute(CustomAttributeBuilder)

Set a custom attribute on this assembly using a custom attribute builder.

SetCustomAttribute(ConstructorInfo, Byte[]) SetCustomAttribute(ConstructorInfo, Byte[]) SetCustomAttribute(ConstructorInfo, Byte[]) SetCustomAttribute(ConstructorInfo, Byte[])

Set a custom attribute on this assembly using a specified custom attribute blob.

SetCustomAttribute(CustomAttributeBuilder) SetCustomAttribute(CustomAttributeBuilder) SetCustomAttribute(CustomAttributeBuilder) SetCustomAttribute(CustomAttributeBuilder)

Set a custom attribute on this assembly using a custom attribute builder.

public:
 void SetCustomAttribute(System::Reflection::Emit::CustomAttributeBuilder ^ customBuilder);
public void SetCustomAttribute (System.Reflection.Emit.CustomAttributeBuilder customBuilder);
member this.SetCustomAttribute : System.Reflection.Emit.CustomAttributeBuilder -> unit
Public Sub SetCustomAttribute (customBuilder As CustomAttributeBuilder)
Parameters
customBuilder
CustomAttributeBuilder CustomAttributeBuilder CustomAttributeBuilder CustomAttributeBuilder

An instance of a helper class to define the custom attribute.

Exceptions

The caller does not have the required permission.

Examples

The following code sample illustrates the use of SetCustomAttribute within AssemblyBuilder, using a CustomAttributeBuilder.

[AttributeUsage(AttributeTargets::All,AllowMultiple=false)]
public ref class MyAttribute: public Attribute
{
public:
   String^ s;
   int x;
   MyAttribute( String^ s, int x )
   {
      this->s = s;
      this->x = x;
   }
};

Type^ CreateCallee( AppDomain^ domain )
{
   AssemblyName^ myAssemblyName = gcnew AssemblyName;
   myAssemblyName->Name = "EmittedAssembly";
   AssemblyBuilder^ myAssembly = domain->DefineDynamicAssembly( myAssemblyName, AssemblyBuilderAccess::Run );
   Type^ myType = MyAttribute::typeid;
   array<Type^>^temp0 = {String::typeid,int::typeid};
   ConstructorInfo^ infoConstructor = myType->GetConstructor( temp0 );
   array<Object^>^temp1 = {"Hello",2};
   CustomAttributeBuilder^ attributeBuilder = gcnew CustomAttributeBuilder( infoConstructor,temp1 );
   myAssembly->SetCustomAttribute( attributeBuilder );
   ModuleBuilder^ myModule = myAssembly->DefineDynamicModule( "EmittedModule" );
   
   // Define a public class named "HelloWorld" in the assembly.
   TypeBuilder^ helloWorldClass = myModule->DefineType( "HelloWorld", TypeAttributes::Public );
   return (helloWorldClass->CreateType());
}

int main()
{
   Type^ customAttribute = CreateCallee( Thread::GetDomain() );
   array<Object^>^attributes = customAttribute->Assembly->GetCustomAttributes( true );
   Console::WriteLine( "MyAttribute custom attribute contains : " );
   for ( int index = 0; index < attributes->Length; index++ )
   {
      if ( dynamic_cast<MyAttribute^>(attributes[ index ]) )
      {
         Console::WriteLine( "s : {0}", (dynamic_cast<MyAttribute^>(attributes[ index ]))->s );
         Console::WriteLine( "x : {0}", (dynamic_cast<MyAttribute^>(attributes[ index ]))->x );
         break;
      }
   }
}
[AttributeUsage(AttributeTargets.All, AllowMultiple = false)]
public class MyAttribute : Attribute
{
   public String s;
   public int x;

   public MyAttribute(String s, int x)
   {
      this.s = s;
      this.x = x;
   }
}

class MyApplication
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      Type customAttribute = CreateCallee(Thread.GetDomain());
      object[] attributes = customAttribute.Assembly.GetCustomAttributes(true);
      Console.WriteLine("MyAttribute custom attribute contains : ");
      for(int index=0; index < attributes.Length; index++)
      {
         if(attributes[index] is MyAttribute)
         {
            Console.WriteLine("s : " + ((MyAttribute)attributes[index]).s);
            Console.WriteLine("x : " + ((MyAttribute)attributes[index]).x);
            break;
         }
      }
   }


   private static Type CreateCallee(AppDomain domain)
   {
      AssemblyName myAssemblyName = new AssemblyName();
      myAssemblyName.Name = "EmittedAssembly";
      AssemblyBuilder myAssembly = domain.DefineDynamicAssembly(myAssemblyName,
         AssemblyBuilderAccess.Run);
      Type myType = typeof(MyAttribute);
      ConstructorInfo infoConstructor = myType.GetConstructor(new Type[2]{typeof(String), typeof(int)});
      CustomAttributeBuilder attributeBuilder =
         new CustomAttributeBuilder(infoConstructor, new object[2]{"Hello", 2});
      myAssembly.SetCustomAttribute(attributeBuilder);
      ModuleBuilder myModule = myAssembly.DefineDynamicModule("EmittedModule");
      // Define a public class named "HelloWorld" in the assembly.
      TypeBuilder helloWorldClass = myModule.DefineType("HelloWorld", TypeAttributes.Public);

      return(helloWorldClass.CreateType());
  }
}
<AttributeUsage(AttributeTargets.All, AllowMultiple := False)>  _
Public Class MyAttribute
   Inherits Attribute
   Public s As String
   Public x As Integer

   Public Sub New(s As String, x As Integer)
      Me.s = s
      Me.x = x
   End Sub 'New
End Class 'MyAttribute

Class MyApplication
   Public Shared Sub Main()
      Dim customAttribute As Type = CreateCallee(Thread.GetDomain())
      Dim attributes As Object() = customAttribute.Assembly.GetCustomAttributes(True)
      Console.WriteLine("MyAttribute custom attribute contains : ")
      Dim index As Integer
      For index = 0 To attributes.Length - 1
         If TypeOf attributes(index) Is MyAttribute Then
            Console.WriteLine("s : " + CType(attributes(index), MyAttribute).s)
            Console.WriteLine("x : " + CType(attributes(index), MyAttribute).x.ToString())
            Exit For
         End If
      Next index
   End Sub 'Main

   Private Shared Function CreateCallee(domain As AppDomain) As Type
      Dim myAssemblyName As New AssemblyName()
      myAssemblyName.Name = "EmittedAssembly"
      Dim myAssembly As AssemblyBuilder = _
                     domain.DefineDynamicAssembly(myAssemblyName, AssemblyBuilderAccess.Run)
      Dim myType As Type = GetType(MyAttribute)
      Dim infoConstructor As ConstructorInfo = _
                     myType.GetConstructor(New Type(1) {GetType(String), GetType(Integer)})
      Dim attributeBuilder As New CustomAttributeBuilder(infoConstructor, New Object(1) {"Hello", 2})
      myAssembly.SetCustomAttribute(attributeBuilder)
      Dim myModule As ModuleBuilder = myAssembly.DefineDynamicModule("EmittedModule")
      ' Define a public class named "HelloWorld" in the assembly.
      Dim helloWorldClass As TypeBuilder = myModule.DefineType("HelloWorld", TypeAttributes.Public)
      Return helloWorldClass.CreateType()
   End Function 'CreateCallee
End Class 'MyApplication

Remarks

Note

SetCustomAttribute cannot be used to set declarative security attributes. Use one of the overloads of DefineDynamicAssembly that takes required, optional, and refused permissions.

Note

Starting with the .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1, this member no longer requires ReflectionPermission with the ReflectionPermissionFlag.ReflectionEmit flag. (See Security Issues in Reflection Emit.) To use this functionality, your application should target the .NET Framework 3.5 or later.

Security

ReflectionPermission
when invoked late-bound through mechanisms such as InvokeMember(String, BindingFlags, Binder, Object, Object[], ParameterModifier[], CultureInfo, String[]). Associated enumeration: MemberAccess.

SetCustomAttribute(ConstructorInfo, Byte[]) SetCustomAttribute(ConstructorInfo, Byte[]) SetCustomAttribute(ConstructorInfo, Byte[]) SetCustomAttribute(ConstructorInfo, Byte[])

Set a custom attribute on this assembly using a specified custom attribute blob.

public:
 void SetCustomAttribute(System::Reflection::ConstructorInfo ^ con, cli::array <System::Byte> ^ binaryAttribute);
[System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComVisible(true)]
public void SetCustomAttribute (System.Reflection.ConstructorInfo con, byte[] binaryAttribute);
member this.SetCustomAttribute : System.Reflection.ConstructorInfo * byte[] -> unit
Public Sub SetCustomAttribute (con As ConstructorInfo, binaryAttribute As Byte())
Parameters
con
ConstructorInfo ConstructorInfo ConstructorInfo ConstructorInfo

The constructor for the custom attribute.

binaryAttribute
Byte[]

A byte blob representing the attributes.

Exceptions

The caller does not have the required permission.

con is not a RuntimeConstructorInfo object.

Examples

The following code sample illustrates the use of SetCustomAttribute to attach a custom attribute to a dynamically generated assembly.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Threading;
using namespace System::Reflection;
using namespace System::Reflection::Emit;

[AttributeUsage(AttributeTargets::All,AllowMultiple=false)]
public ref class MyAttribute: public Attribute
{
public:
   bool s;
   MyAttribute( bool s )
   {
      this->s = s;
   }
};

Type^ CreateCallee( AppDomain^ domain )
{
   AssemblyName^ myAssemblyName = gcnew AssemblyName;
   myAssemblyName->Name = "EmittedAssembly";
   AssemblyBuilder^ myAssembly = domain->DefineDynamicAssembly( myAssemblyName, AssemblyBuilderAccess::Run );
   Type^ myType = MyAttribute::typeid;
   array<Type^>^temp0 = {bool::typeid};
   ConstructorInfo^ infoConstructor = myType->GetConstructor( temp0 );
   array<Byte>^temp1 = {01,00,01};
   myAssembly->SetCustomAttribute( infoConstructor, temp1 );
   ModuleBuilder^ myModule = myAssembly->DefineDynamicModule( "EmittedModule" );

   // Define a public class named "HelloWorld" in the assembly.
   TypeBuilder^ helloWorldClass = myModule->DefineType( "HelloWorld", TypeAttributes::Public );
   return (helloWorldClass->CreateType());
}

int main()
{
   Type^ customAttribute = CreateCallee( Thread::GetDomain() );
   array<Object^>^attributes = customAttribute->Assembly->GetCustomAttributes( true );
   Console::WriteLine( "MyAttribute custom attribute contains : " );
   for ( int index = 0; index < attributes->Length; index++ )
   {
      if ( dynamic_cast<MyAttribute^>(attributes[ index ]) )
      {
         Console::WriteLine( "s : {0}", (dynamic_cast<MyAttribute^>(attributes[ index ]))->s );
         break;
      }
   }
}
using System;
using System.Threading;
using System.Reflection;
using System.Reflection.Emit;


[AttributeUsage(AttributeTargets.All, AllowMultiple = false)]
public class MyAttribute : Attribute
{
   public bool s;

   public MyAttribute(bool s)
   {
      this.s = s;
   }
}

class MyApplication
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      Type customAttribute = CreateCallee(Thread.GetDomain());
      object[] attributes = customAttribute.Assembly.GetCustomAttributes(true);
      Console.WriteLine("MyAttribute custom attribute contains : ");
      for(int index=0; index < attributes.Length; index++)
      {
         if(attributes[index] is MyAttribute)
         {
            Console.WriteLine("s : " + ((MyAttribute)attributes[index]).s);
            break;
         }
      }
   }

   private static Type CreateCallee(AppDomain domain)
   {
      AssemblyName myAssemblyName = new AssemblyName();
      myAssemblyName.Name = "EmittedAssembly";
      AssemblyBuilder myAssembly = domain.DefineDynamicAssembly(myAssemblyName,
         AssemblyBuilderAccess.Run);
      Type myType = typeof(MyAttribute);
      ConstructorInfo infoConstructor = myType.GetConstructor(new Type[]{typeof(bool)});
      myAssembly.SetCustomAttribute(infoConstructor, new byte[]{01,00,01});
      ModuleBuilder myModule = myAssembly.DefineDynamicModule("EmittedModule");
      // Define a public class named "HelloWorld" in the assembly.
      TypeBuilder helloWorldClass = myModule.DefineType("HelloWorld", TypeAttributes.Public);

      return(helloWorldClass.CreateType());
  }
}
Imports System
Imports System.Threading
Imports System.Reflection
Imports System.Reflection.Emit


<AttributeUsage(AttributeTargets.All, AllowMultiple := False)>  _
Public Class MyAttribute
   Inherits Attribute
   Public s As Boolean
   
   Public Sub New(s As Boolean)
      Me.s = s
   End Sub 'New
End Class 'MyAttribute

Class MyApplication
   
   Public Shared Sub Main()
      Dim customAttribute As Type = CreateCallee(Thread.GetDomain())
      Dim attributes As Object() = customAttribute.Assembly.GetCustomAttributes(True)
      Console.WriteLine("MyAttribute custom attribute contains : ")
      Dim index As Integer
      For index = 0 To attributes.Length - 1
         If TypeOf attributes(index) Is MyAttribute Then
            Console.WriteLine("s : " + CType(attributes(index), MyAttribute).s.ToString())
            Exit For
         End If
      Next index
   End Sub 'Main
   
   Private Shared Function CreateCallee(domain As AppDomain) As Type
      Dim myAssemblyName As New AssemblyName()
      myAssemblyName.Name = "EmittedAssembly"
      Dim myAssembly As AssemblyBuilder = domain.DefineDynamicAssembly(myAssemblyName, _
                                                            AssemblyBuilderAccess.Run)
      Dim myType As Type = GetType(MyAttribute)
      Dim infoConstructor As ConstructorInfo = myType.GetConstructor(New Type() {GetType(Boolean)})
      myAssembly.SetCustomAttribute(infoConstructor, New Byte() {01, 00, 01})
      Dim myModule As ModuleBuilder = myAssembly.DefineDynamicModule("EmittedModule")
      ' Define a public class named "HelloWorld" in the assembly.
      Dim helloWorldClass As TypeBuilder = myModule.DefineType("HelloWorld", TypeAttributes.Public)
      
      Return helloWorldClass.CreateType()
   End Function 'CreateCallee
End Class 'MyApplication

Remarks

See the metadata specification in the ECMA Partition II documentation for details on how to format binaryAttribute. The documentation is available online; see ECMA C# and Common Language Infrastructure Standards on MSDN and Standard ECMA-335 - Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) on the Ecma International Web site.

RuntimeConstructorInfo is a special type generated by the system. It derives from the ConstructorInfo class, and any ConstructorInfo object you obtain through reflection is actually an instance of RuntimeConstructorInfo.

Note

SetCustomAttribute cannot be used to set declarative security attributes. Use one of the overloads of DefineDynamicAssembly that takes required, optional, and refused permissions.

Note

Starting with the .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1, this member no longer requires ReflectionPermission with the ReflectionPermissionFlag.ReflectionEmit flag. (See Security Issues in Reflection Emit.) To use this functionality, your application should target the .NET Framework 3.5 or later.

Security

ReflectionPermission
when invoked late-bound through mechanisms such as InvokeMember(String, BindingFlags, Binder, Object, Object[], ParameterModifier[], CultureInfo, String[]). Associated enumeration: MemberAccess.

Applies to