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IFeatureSupport Interface

Specifies a standard interface for retrieving feature information from the current system.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

public interface IFeatureSupport
public interface IFeatureSupport
public interface IFeatureSupport
Not applicable.

When implemented in a class, IFeatureSupport provides methods you can use to determine whether a feature is currently installed on the system and to get the version number of a feature. Call IsPresent to determine whether a feature, or a specific version of a feature, is currently installed. Call GetVersionPresent to determine the version number of an installed feature.

See the FeatureSupport and OSFeature classes for implementations of this interface.

The following example uses the OSFeature implementation of IFeatureSupport and queries for the LayeredWindows feature. The version is checked to see if it is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), to determine whether the feature is present. The result is displayed in a text box. This code assumes textBox1 has been created and placed on a form.

private void LayeredWindows() {
   // Gets the version of the layered windows feature.
   Version myVersion = OSFeature.Feature.GetVersionPresent(OSFeature.LayeredWindows);

   // Prints whether the feature is available.
   if (myVersion != null)
      textBox1.Text = "Layered windows feature is installed." + '\n';
   else
      textBox1.Text = "Layered windows feature is not installed." + '\n';

   // This is an alternate way to check whether a feature is present.
   if (OSFeature.Feature.IsPresent(OSFeature.LayeredWindows))
      textBox1.Text += "Again, layered windows feature is installed.";
   else
      textBox1.Text += "Again, layered windows feature is not installed.";
}


private void LayeredWindows()
{
    // Gets the version of the layered windows feature.
    Version myVersion = OSFeature.get_Feature().GetVersionPresent
        (OSFeature.LayeredWindows);

    // Prints whether the feature is available.
    if (myVersion != null) {
        textBox1.set_Text("Layered windows feature is installed." 
            + '\n');
    }
    else {
        textBox1.set_Text("Layered windows feature is not installed." 
            + '\n');
    }

    // This is an alternate way to check whether a feature is present.
    if (OSFeature.get_Feature().IsPresent(OSFeature.LayeredWindows)) {
        textBox1.set_Text(textBox1.get_Text()
            + "Again, layered windows feature is installed.");
    }
    else {
        textBox1.set_Text(textBox1.get_Text() 
            + "Again, layered windows feature is not installed.");
    }
} //LayeredWindows 

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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