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TypeDescriptionProvider.GetTypeDescriptor Method (Object)

Gets a custom type descriptor for the given object.

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

public ICustomTypeDescriptor GetTypeDescriptor(
	Object instance


Type: System.Object

An instance of the type. Can be null if no instance was passed to the TypeDescriptor.

Return Value

Type: System.ComponentModel.ICustomTypeDescriptor
An ICustomTypeDescriptor that can provide metadata for the type.


instance is null.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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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