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
)

Parameters

type
Type: System.Type

The Type of the target component.

Return Value

Type: System.ComponentModel.TypeDescriptionProvider
A TypeDescriptionProvider associated with the specified type.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

type is null.

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

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

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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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