TypeDescriptor.GetComponentName Method (Object)

Returns the name of the specified component using the default type descriptor.

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

public static string GetComponentName(
	Object component


Type: System.Object

The Object for which you want the class name.

Return Value

Type: System.String
A String containing the name of the specified component, or null if there is no component name.


component is null.


component is a cross-process remoted object.

Typically, this method returns the name for the site of the component, if one exists. For example, the class name for a button is "System.Windows.Forms.Button".

This method is equivalent to the overloaded GetComponentName(Object, Boolean) method with a second parameter of false.

This method is used at design time to retrieve the name of an instance of a component.

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, 1.1, 1.0
Was this page helpful?
(1500 characters remaining)
Thank you for your feedback

Community Additions

© 2014 Microsoft