Assembly: System.Web (in System.Web.dll)
The class is created by the various CatalogPart controls in their implementations of the GetAvailableWebPartDescriptions method. For each WebPart control that is contained in a CatalogPart control, a WebPartDescription object is created. This object maintains basic information about a WebPart control, including its ID, its title, its description, and a path to an associated icon. The various CatalogPart controls can use a WebPartDescription object to display a WebPart control's information in the catalog, without having to create an instance of the WebPart control itself.
The class is used internally by the Web Parts control set to maintain a collection of all the WebPartDescription objects used in a catalog. The collection is used only when a page is in catalog display mode. When a CatalogPart control is being rendered, it loops through the collection, adding the information from each WebPartDescription object to the displayed catalog.
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
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