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Property Attributes

The PropertyGrid control recognizes property attributes specified in the model.

Property attributes allow you to configure the appearance and behavior of the PropertyGrid control on the model level. To use property atributes in your project, reference the System.ComponentModel namespace.

The following example demonstrates the property attribute syntax.

The following table lists some of the property attributes recognized by the PropertyGrid control.

Attribute

Description

BrowsableAttribute

Specifies whether the property is displayed within the property grid.

CategoryAttribute

Specifies the property's category.

To learn more, see Property Categories.

DefaultValueAttribute

Specifies the property's default value.

DescriptionAttribute

Specifies the property's description.

To learn more, see Property descriptions.

DisplayNameAttribute

Specifies the property's display name.

ReadOnlyAttribute

Specifies whether the property is read-only.

TypeConverterAttribute

Specifies a type converter for the property.

To learn more, see Expandability Customization.

InstanceInitializerAttribute

Specifies an instance initializer for the property.

To learn more, see Collection Definitions.

The following example demonstrates the use of various property attributes.

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