Indicates that an annotated class is a "component". Such classes are considered as candidates for future features such as auto-detection when using attribute-based configuration and assembly scanning.
For a list of all members of this type, see ComponentAttribute Members .
Public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are safe for multithreaded operations. Instance members are not guaranteed to be thread-safe.
Other class-level annotations may be considered as identifying a component as well, typically a special kind of component: e.g. the Repository attribute.
Assembly: Spring.Core (in Spring.Core.dll)