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ISite Interface

Provides functionality required by sites.

Namespace:  System.ComponentModel
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public interface ISite : IServiceProvider

Sites bind a Component to a Container and enable communication between them, as well as provide a way for the container to manage its components.

Sites can also serve as a repository for container-specific, per-component information, such as the component name. For more information about components, see Programming with Components.

Notes to Implementers:

To be a site, a class must implement the ISite interface.

The following example demonstrates the implementation of ISite, IComponent, and IContainer for use in a library container.

	/// <summary> 
	/// The following example demonstrates the implementation of  
	/// ISite, IComponent, and IContainer for use in a simple library container. 
	/// 
	/// This example uses the System, System.ComponentModel, and System.Collections 
	/// namespaces. 
	/// </summary> 

	//This code segment implements the ISite and IComponent interfaces. 
	//The implementation of the IContainer interface can be seen in the documentation  
	//of IContainer. 

	//Implement the ISite interface. 

	// The ISBNSite class represents the ISBN name of the book component 
	class ISBNSite : ISite
	{
		private IComponent m_curComponent;
		private IContainer m_curContainer;
		private bool m_bDesignMode;
		private string m_ISBNCmpName;

		public ISBNSite(IContainer actvCntr, IComponent prntCmpnt)
		{
			m_curComponent = prntCmpnt;
			m_curContainer = actvCntr;
			m_bDesignMode = false;
			m_ISBNCmpName = null;
		}

		//Support the ISite interface. 
		public virtual IComponent Component
		{
			get
			{
				return m_curComponent;
			}
		}

		public virtual IContainer Container
		{
			get
			{
				return m_curContainer;
			}
		}
		
		public virtual bool DesignMode
		{
			get
			{
				return m_bDesignMode;
			}
		}

		public virtual string Name
		{
			get
			{
				return m_ISBNCmpName;
			}

			set
			{
				m_ISBNCmpName = value;
			}
		}

		//Support the IServiceProvider interface. 
		public virtual object GetService(Type serviceType)
		{
			//This example does not use any service object. 
			return null;
		}

	}

	// The BookComponent class represents the book component of the library container. 
	
	// This class implements the IComponent interface. 
	
	class BookComponent : IComponent
	{
		public event EventHandler Disposed;
		private ISite m_curISBNSite;
		private string m_bookTitle;
		private string m_bookAuthor;

		public BookComponent(string Title, string Author)
		{
			m_curISBNSite = null;
			Disposed = null;
			m_bookTitle = Title;
			m_bookAuthor = Author;
		}

		public string Title
		{
			get
			{
				return m_bookTitle;
			}
		}

		public string Author
		{
			get
			{
				return m_bookAuthor;
			}
		}

		public virtual void Dispose()
		{	
			//There is nothing to clean. 
			if(Disposed != null)
				Disposed(this,EventArgs.Empty);
		}

		public virtual ISite Site
		{
			get
			{
				return m_curISBNSite;
			}
			set
			{
				m_curISBNSite = value;
			}
		}

		public override bool Equals(object cmp)
		{
			BookComponent cmpObj = (BookComponent)cmp;
			if(this.Title.Equals(cmpObj.Title) && this.Author.Equals(cmpObj.Author))
				return true;

			return false;
		}

		public override int GetHashCode()
		{
			return base.GetHashCode();
		}
	}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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