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   Re: [xml-dev] XML Attributes versus .NET Attributes

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dan Mabbutt" <Seigfried@msn.com>
To: <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Saturday, October 11, 2003 4:48 PM
Subject: [xml-dev] XML Attributes versus .NET Attributes

> To the list:
> I'm not in the same 'guru class' as the members of this list, but I'm
> that some members will help confirm a question I have in Microsoft .NET.
> It seems to me that 'attributes' in .NET are not always valid XML
> 'attributes'. As an example, consider this quote taken from a MSDN article
> tml/vbnet04082003.asp).
> ---------------------------
> An extender provider uses attributes to tell Visual Studio .NET what
> properties it is providing to supported controls. To include these
> attributes, place the following code immediately above the line that says
> Public Class MSDNTextboxValidator:
> <ProvideProperty("DataType", GetType(Control)), _
>      ProvideProperty("DisplayName", GetType(Control)), _
>      ProvideProperty("MinValue", GetType(Control)), _
>      ProvideProperty("MaxValue", GetType(Control)), _
>      ProvideProperty("Required", GetType(Control)), _
>      ProvideProperty("RegularExpression", GetType(Control))>
> ---------------------------
> Can someone from the list confirm or explain this for me?
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They're nothing to do with each other, other than their names. In c# they
are not even written with <> rather []. In .net they are annotations to a
class or method that provide extra information, e.g. that the method is
accessible via a web service. In xml they are name value pairs of an




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