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PropertyDescriptor.CanResetValue Method

When overridden in a derived class, returns whether resetting an object changes its value.

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

public abstract bool CanResetValue(
	Object component
)

Parameters

component
Type: System.Object

The component to test for reset capability.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if resetting the component changes its value; otherwise, false.

Typically, this method is implemented through reflection.

Notes to Inheritors

When overridden in a derived class, this method looks for a DefaultValueAttribute. If it finds one, it compares the value of the attribute with the property's current value. It returns true when the default value does not match the property's current value. If this method cannot find a DefaultValueAttribute, it looks for a "ShouldPersistMyProperty" method that you need to implement yourself. If this is found, CanResetValue returns what "ShouldPersistMyProperty" returns. Otherwise, it looks for a "ResetMyProperty" method that you need to implement yourself. If this is found, CanResetValue returns true. If it cannot find a DefaultValueAttribute, a "ShouldPersistMyProperty" method, or a "ResetMyProperty" method, then it returns false.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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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