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IComponentDesignerStateService Interface

Allows a designer to store and retrieve its state.

Namespace:  System.ComponentModel.Design
Assembly:  System.Design (in System.Design.dll)
public interface IComponentDesignerStateService

The IComponentDesignerStateService type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodGetStateGets a state item specified by the key for the given component.
Public methodSetStateSets a state item specified by the key for the given component.
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Designer state is keyed by the component with which the designer is associated. The Web Forms design surface offers this service and component designers use the service. This is an optional host service, and control designers should not assume it will always be provided.

Designer state is represented as a set of name/value pairs, in the form of a dictionary. Values stored in the dictionary must be serializable. The specified component should be sited in the designer and should have a non-empty name.

Caution noteCaution

Do not store sensitive information to the IComponentDesignerStateService. Sensitive information includes password and authentication data, or any data you do not want to expose to an unwanted source.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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.

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