TypeDescriptor.GetProperties Method (Object, Attribute)
Returns the collection of properties for a specified component using a specified array of attributes as a filter.
Assembly: System (in System.dll)
static member GetProperties : component:Object * attributes:Attribute -> PropertyDescriptorCollection
- Type: System.Object
A component to get the properties for.
Return ValueType: System.ComponentModel.PropertyDescriptorCollection
A PropertyDescriptorCollection with the properties that match the specified attributes for the specified component.
The properties for the component parameter can differ from the properties of a class, because the site can add or remove properties if the component parameter is sited.
The attributes parameter array is used to filter the array. Filtering is defined by the following rules:
If a property does not have an Attribute of the same class, the property is not included in the returned array.
If the attribute is an instance of the Attribute class, the property must be an exact match or it is not included in the returned array.
If attributes has a default attribute, the GetProperties method matches the case when the property does not have the attribute applied.
If component is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), an empty collection is returned.
The order of the returned collection is not guaranteed to be identical between calls, so always order it before use.