ComposablePart.SetImport Method

Sets the import described by the specified ImportDefinition object to be satisfied by the specified exports.

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

public abstract void SetImport(
	ImportDefinition definition,
	IEnumerable<Export> exports


Type: System.ComponentModel.Composition.Primitives.ImportDefinition

One of the objects from the ImportDefinitions property that specifies the import to be set.

Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<Export>

A collection of Export objects of which to set the import described by definition.


The ComposablePart object has been disposed of.


definition is null.


exports is null.


An error occurred setting the import described by the ImportDefinition object.


definition did not originate from the ImportDefinitions property on the ComposablePart.


exports contains an element that is null.


exports is empty and Cardinality is ExactlyOne.


exports contains more than one element and Cardinality is ZeroOrOne or ExactlyOne.


SetImport has been previously called and IsRecomposable is false.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

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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