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TypeDescriptor.GetEditor Method (Type, Type)

Returns an editor with the specified base type for the specified type.

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

public static Object GetEditor(
	Type type,
	Type editorBaseType


Type: System.Type

The Type of the target component.

Type: System.Type

A Type that represents the base type of the editor you are trying to find.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
An instance of the editor object that can be cast to the given base type, or null if no editor of the requested type can be found.


type or editorBaseType is null.

The type of editorBaseType is usually UITypeEditor, but you can also use other types (for example ComponentEditor and InstanceCreationEditor).

You can define multiple editors for a type. You use this method to select the one you want to use.

Call this version of this method only when you do not have an instance of the object.

.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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