Represents the structure, or schema, of an object type.
Assembly: System.Design (in System.Design.dll)
The class provides information about a particular class, given an instance of that class. For example, given a DataSet object, a GridView object, or an instance of a custom class that you create, the methods and properties provide information about the class from which the object derives. It does not provide information about the specific instance, but about the class.
The class is used by custom control designers to assist in preparing sample data for previewing custom controls.
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
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.