.NET Framework Class Library
ComponentDesignerInitializeExistingComponent Method

Reinitializes an existing component.

Namespace:   System.ComponentModel.Design
Assembly:  System.Design (in System.Design.dll)
Public Overridable Sub InitializeExistingComponent ( _
	defaultValues As [%$TOPIC/bs5h878c_en-us_VS_110_1_0_0_0_0%] _
public virtual void InitializeExistingComponent(
	[%$TOPIC/bs5h878c_en-us_VS_110_1_0_1_0_0%] defaultValues
virtual void InitializeExistingComponent(
	[%$TOPIC/bs5h878c_en-us_VS_110_1_0_2_0_0%]^ defaultValues
abstract InitializeExistingComponent : 
        defaultValues:[%$TOPIC/bs5h878c_en-us_VS_110_1_0_3_0_0%] -> unit  
override InitializeExistingComponent : 
        defaultValues:[%$TOPIC/bs5h878c_en-us_VS_110_1_0_3_0_1%] -> unit


Type: System.CollectionsIDictionary

A name/value dictionary of default values to apply to properties. May be if no default values are specified.



The InitializeExistingComponent method is called when an existing component is being reinitialized. For example, this may occur after the user drags a component to another container.

You may use the defaultValues dictionary to apply recommended defaults to properties; however, you should not modify component properties aside from those stored in the dictionary, because this existing component may already have properties set on it.

The default implementation of this method does nothing.

Version Information

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
.NET Framework Security

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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