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User Interface Type Editors 

You can provide a custom design-time experience for complex property types by implementing a user interface (UI) type editor.

In This Section

User Interface Type Editors Overview

Offers general information about how to use and implement UI type editor classes.

How to: Implement a UI Type Editor

Describes how to implement a UI type editor that allows visual value configuration for a custom type.

Walkthrough: Implementing a UI Type Editor

Provides a detailed procedure with code to explain how to implement an extender provider class.

How to: Create a UI Type Editor

Provides a code example that shows how to create and use a UI type editor class.

Reference

UITypeEditor

Provides a base class that can be used to define UI type editors.

UITypeEditorEditStyle

Specifies identifiers that indicate the editing style of a UITypeEditor.

IWindowsFormsEditorService

Provides an interface for UI type editors to display Windows Forms or to display a control in a drop-down area from a property grid control in design mode.

Related Sections

Type Descriptor Overview

Offers general information about how to use and implement type descriptor classes.

Extender Providers

Offers general information about how to use and implement extender provider classes.

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