TypeDescriptor.GetProvider Method (Object)

Returns the type description provider for the specified component.

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

public static TypeDescriptionProvider GetProvider(
	Object instance
)

Parameters

instance
Type: System.Object

An instance of the target component.

Return Value

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

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

instance is null.

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

.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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