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TypeDescriptor.GetEditor Method (Object, Type)

Gets an editor with the specified base type for the specified component.

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

public static Object GetEditor(
	Object component,
	Type editorBaseType
)

Parameters

component
Type: System.Object

The component to get the editor for.

editorBaseType
Type: System.Type

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

Return Value

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

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

component or editorBaseType is null.

NotSupportedException

component is a cross-process remoted object.

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 property. You use this method to select the editor you want to use.

.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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