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TypeDescriptor.GetProvider Method (Type)

Returns the type description provider for the specified type.

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

public static TypeDescriptionProvider GetProvider (
	Type type
public static TypeDescriptionProvider GetProvider (
	Type type
public static function GetProvider (
	type : Type
) : TypeDescriptionProvider
Not applicable.



The Type of the target component.

Return Value

A TypeDescriptionProvider associated with the specified type.

Exception typeCondition


type is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

The GetProvider method will always return a type description provider. Even the default TypeDescriptor implementation is built on a TypeDescriptionProvider.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, 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
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