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IRootDesigner::GetView Method

Gets a view object for the specified view technology.

Namespace:  System.ComponentModel.Design
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

Object^ GetView(
	ViewTechnology technology


Type: System.ComponentModel.Design::ViewTechnology

A ViewTechnology that indicates a particular view technology.

Return Value

Type: System::Object
An object that represents the view for this designer.


The specified view technology is not supported or does not exist.

This method returns a view object that can present a user interface to the user. The returned data type is an Object, because there can be a variety of different user interface technologies. Development environments typically support more than one technology.


The ViewTechnology::Passthrough and ViewTechnology::WindowsForms fields are obsolete. Use ViewTechnology::Default for new designer implementations.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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