AttributeTargetTypes strongly typed?

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Robert Sirre

23 May, 2013 11:58 AM

I think I known the answer already, but still, wouldn't it be nice that instead of providing the names (or name pattern) of classes to apply an attribute to, one could set the actual type:


instead of

I guess the answer is that the type is not a compile-time constant and therefore cannot be set, and that there's no workaround for this.

  1. 1 Posted by Robert Sirre on 06 Jun, 2013 09:01 AM

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    I think I saw a comment of you passing on StackOverflow, where you yourself already indicated to prefer not to use AttributeTargetTypes, exactly because of this reason.

    Guess this drawback has already been bumped into and cannot be solved easily, this feature request can then be closed as unfeasible.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by PostSharp Techn... on 07 Jun, 2013 03:21 PM

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    Hi Robert,

    It would not be a problem to implement this feature (although it would need to be a new property with a new name for backward compatibility).

    The best way to send feature requests for now is to post them to


  3. 3 Posted by Robert Sirre on 10 Jun, 2013 08:47 PM

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    Okay, I posted it there:

    Quite a short wishlist, my request might actually make it :)

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by PostSharp Techn... on 11 Jun, 2013 08:39 AM

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    Thanks. Yep the list is short - we've just started using this website.

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