If the symbol is defined, the call is included; otherwise, the call is omitted. Conditional methods provide a cleaner, more elegant alternative to enclosing the method call in #if conditionalSymbol...#endif preprocessor directives.(http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/4xssyw96%28v=vs.71%29.aspx)
Using the Conditional attribute, you can isolate functions that should be part of your classes only when a particular environment variable is defined or set to a certain value.
The Conditional attribute generates more efficient IL than #if /#endif  does. It also has the advantage of being applicable only at the function level, which forces you to better structure your conditional code. (Effective C#:50 Specific Ways to Improve Your C# by Bill Wagner (Mar 15, 2010))

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