Question about "[" - "]" mark

Hi all,

When I am reading this article :

I found most of its class methods are under some "[" and "]" mark. For example :

// What the meaning of this one line below?
class ProductsBLL

// And also one line below?
[System.ComponentModel.DataObjectMethodAttribute(System.ComponentModel.DataObjectMethodType.Select, true)]
public Northwind.ProductsDataTable GetProducts()
return Adapter.GetProducts();

I don't understand what is this "[System.ComponentModel.DataObject]" used for? (and also the ones at the top of getProducts() method)

Is there any tutorial for this "[aCharacter]" ?
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it's an attribute, more specifically a DataObjectAttribute.

According to the documentation on MSDN: Use the DataObjectAttribute attribute to identify an object as suitable for use by an ObjectDataSource object. Design-time classes such as the ObjectDataSourceDesigner class use the DataObjectAttribute attribute to present suitable objects to bind to an ObjectDataSource object.

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