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A simple attribute to store licensing information and credits

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9 May 2011CPOL
A few fields to store general information on the provided code
using System;
[AttributeUsage(AttributeTargets.Assembly, AllowMultiple=true)]
public class AttributionAttribute : System.Attribute
    String _author;
    String _authorLink;
    String _contributionTitle;
    String _contributionLink;
    public AttributionAttribute()
    public String Author
        get { return this._author; }
        set { this._author = value; }
    public String AuthorLink
        get { return this._authorLink; }
        set { this._authorLink = value; }
    public String ContributionTitle
        get { return this._contributionTitle; }
        set { this._contributionTitle = value; }
    public String ContributionLink
        get { return this._contributionLink; }
        set { this._contributionLink = value; }

This makes it easy to give credit to the author, without having to keep a list of what's referenced and whatsnot.
[assembly: Attribution
    Author = "Jani Giannoudis",
    AuthorLink = "",
    ContributionTitle = "User Settings Applied",
    ContributionLink = ""

Giving credit in a generic DataGridView is as easy as fetching all attributes from the current executing assembly and all it's references and summing them;
foreach (AttributionAttribute aa in attribs)
  int newRowIdx = dataGridView1.RowCount;
  dataGridView1[0, newRowIdx].Value = aa.Author;
  dataGridView1[0, newRowIdx].ToolTipText = aa.AuthorLink;
  dataGridView1[1, newRowIdx].Value = aa.ContributionTitle;
  dataGridView1[1, newRowIdx].ToolTipText = aa.ContributionLink;

Enjoy :)


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About the Author

Eddy Vluggen
Software Developer Currently none.
Netherlands Netherlands
I'm a Delphi-convert, mostly into WinForms and C#. My first article is from 2001, extending the Delphi-debugger, which is still visible on the WayBackMachine[^] and even available in Russian[^] Smile | :)

Comments and Discussions

QuestionGreat! Pin
Sascha Lefèvre20-Oct-17 12:46
professionalSascha Lefèvre20-Oct-17 12:46 
GeneralCool! ;) Pin
Jani Giannoudis10-May-11 19:23
MemberJani Giannoudis10-May-11 19:23 
GeneralRe: Thanks :) Pin
Eddy Vluggen11-May-11 11:03
professionalEddy Vluggen11-May-11 11:03 
GeneralSehr Gut! :) Pin
DrABELL10-May-11 10:39
professionalDrABELL10-May-11 10:39 
GeneralRe: Vielen Dank :) Pin
Eddy Vluggen11-May-11 11:03
professionalEddy Vluggen11-May-11 11:03 

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