Provides functionality required by all components.
Assembly: System (in System.dll)
Component is the default implementation of and serves as the base class for all components in the common language runtime.
You can contain components in a container. In this context, containment refers to logical containment, not visual containment. You can use components and containers in a variety of scenarios, both visual and non visual.
A component interacts with its container primarily through a container-provided ISite, which is a repository of container-specific per-component information.Notes to Implementers:
To be a component, a class must implement the interface and provide a basic constructor that requires no parameters or a single parameter of type IContainer. For more information about implementing , see Programming with Components.
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.