TypeDescriptor.GetComponentName Method (Object)

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

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

'Declaration
Public Shared Function GetComponentName ( _
	component As Object _
) As String

Parameters

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 Nothing if there is no component name.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

component is Nothing.

NotSupportedException

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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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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