Thenamespace provides classes that are used to implement the run-time and design-time behavior of components and controls. This namespace includes the base classes and interfaces for implementing attributes and type converters, binding to data sources, and licensing components.
Provides data for the BindingSource.AddingNew event.
Specifies the value to pass to a property to cause the property to get its value from another source. This is known as ambience. This class cannot be inherited.
Provides a type converter to convert Array objects to and from various other representations.
Provides data for the MethodNameCompleted event.
Tracks the lifetime of an asynchronous operation.
Provides concurrency management for classes that support asynchronous method calls. This class cannot be inherited.
Represents a collection of attributes.
Enables attribute redirection. This class cannot be inherited.
Executes an operation on a separate thread.
Provides a base type converter for nonfloating-point numerical types.
Specifies whether a member is typically used for binding. This class cannot be inherited.
Provides a generic collection that supports data binding.
Provides a type converter to convert Boolean objects to and from various other representations.
Specifies whether a property or event should be displayed in a Properties window.
Provides a type converter to convert 8-bit unsigned integer objects to and from various other representations.
Provides data for a cancelable event.
Specifies the name of the category in which to group the property or event when displayed in a PropertyGrid control set to Categorized mode.
Provides a type converter to convert Unicode character objects to and from various other representations.
Provides data for the CollectionChanged event.
Provides a type converter to convert collection objects to and from various other representations.
Specifies the data source and data member properties for a component that supports complex data binding. This class cannot be inherited.
Provides the base implementation for the IComponent interface and enables object sharing between applications.
Provides a read-only container for a collection of IComponent objects.
Provides a type converter to convert components to and from various other representations.
Provides the base class for a custom component editor.
Encapsulates zero or more components.
Provides a base class for the container filter service.
Provides a type converter to convert CultureInfo objects to and from various other representations.
Provides information for the CurrentChanging event.
Provides a simple default implementation of the ICustomTypeDescriptor interface.
Provides data for the INotifyDataErrorInfo.ErrorsChanged event.
Identifies a type as an object suitable for binding to an ObjectDataSource object. This class cannot be inherited.
Provides metadata for a property representing a data field. This class cannot be inherited.
Identifies a data operation method exposed by a type, what type of operation the method performs, and whether the method is the default data method. This class cannot be inherited.
Provides a type converter to convert DateTime objects to and from various other representations.
Provides a type converter to convert DateTimeOffset structures to and from various other representations.
Provides a type converter to convert Decimal objects to and from various other representations.
Specifies the default binding property for a component. This class cannot be inherited.
Specifies the default event for a component.
Specifies the default property for a component.
Specifies the default value for a property.
Provides an extension of PropertyDescriptor that accounts for the additional property characteristics of a dependency property.
Specifies a description for a property or event.
Specifies the class used to implement design-time services for a component.
Specifies that the designer for a class belongs to a certain category.
Provides attached properties used to communicate with a designer.
Specifies the type of persistence to use when serializing a property on a component at design time.
Specifies whether a property can only be set at design time.
Specifies the display name for a property, event, or public void method which takes no arguments.
Provides a type converter to convert double-precision, floating point number objects to and from various other representations.
Provides data for the DoWork event handler.
Specifies the editor to use to change a property. This class cannot be inherited.
Specifies that a property or method is viewable in an editor. This class cannot be inherited.
Provides a type converter to convert Enum objects to and from various other representations.
Provides information about an event.
Represents a collection of EventDescriptor objects.
Provides a simple list of delegates. This class cannot be inherited.
Provides a type converter to convert expandable objects to and from various other representations.
Specifies a property that is offered by an extender provider. This class cannot be inherited.
Provides an abstract base class for types that describe how to divide the items in a collection into groups.
Provides a type converter to convert Guid objects to and from various other representations.
Provides data for events that can be handled completely in an event handler.
Specifies that an object has no subproperties capable of being edited. This class cannot be inherited.
Indicates whether the component associated with this attribute has been inherited from a base class. This class cannot be inherited.
Specifies which event is raised on initialization. This class cannot be inherited.
Specifies the installer for a type that installs components.
Creates an instance of a particular type of property from a drop-down box within the PropertyGrid.
Provides a type converter to convert 16-bit signed integer objects to and from other representations.
Provides a type converter to convert 32-bit signed integer objects to and from other representations.
Provides a type converter to convert 64-bit signed integer objects to and from various other representations.
Thrown when a thread on which an operation should execute no longer exists or has no message loop.
The exception thrown when using invalid arguments that are enumerators.
Contains information about a property.
Provides the abstract base class for all licenses. A license is granted to a specific instance of a component.
Specifies when you can use a licensed object and provides a way of obtaining additional services needed to support licenses running within its domain.
Represents the exception thrown when a component cannot be granted a license.
Provides properties and methods to add a license to a component and to manage a LicenseProvider. This class cannot be inherited.
Provides the abstract base class for implementing a license provider.
Specifies the LicenseProvider to use with a class. This class cannot be inherited.
Provides an implementation of a LicenseProvider. The provider works in a similar fashion to the Microsoft .NET Framework standard licensing model.
Specifies that a list can be used as a data source. A visual designer should use this attribute to determine whether to display a particular list in a data-binding picker. This class cannot be inherited.
Provides data for the ListChanged event.
Provides a description of the sort operation applied to a data source.
Represents a collection of ListSortDescription objects.
Specifies whether a property should be localized. This class cannot be inherited.
Specifies the properties that support lookup-based binding. This class cannot be inherited.
Implements IComponent and provides the base implementation for remotable components that are marshaled by value (a copy of the serialized object is passed).
Represents a mask-parsing service that can be used by any number of controls that support masking, such as the MaskedTextBox control.
Represents a class member, such as a property or event. This is an abstract base class.
Specifies that this property can be combined with properties belonging to other objects in a Properties window.
Provides a type converter to convert multiline strings to a simple string.
Provides the base implementation for the INestedContainer interface, which enables containers to have an owning component.
Indicates that the parent property is notified when the value of the property that this attribute is applied to is modified. This class cannot be inherited.
Provides automatic conversion between a nullable type and its underlying primitive type.
Indicates whether the name of the associated property is displayed with parentheses in the Properties window. This class cannot be inherited.
Indicates that an object's text representation is obscured by characters such as asterisks. This class cannot be inherited.
Provides data for the ProgressChanged event.
Provides data for the PropertyChanged event.
Provides data for the PropertyChanging event.
Provides an abstraction of a property on a class.
Represents a collection of PropertyDescriptor objects.
Specifies which properties should be reported by type descriptors, specifically the GetProperties method.
Identifies the property tab or tabs to display for the specified class or classes.
Specifies the name of the property that an implementer of IExtenderProvider offers to other components. This class cannot be inherited
Specifies whether the property this attribute is bound to is read-only or read/write. This class cannot be inherited
Obsolete.Specifies that the property can be used as an application setting.
Provides a type converter to convert object references to and from other representations.
Provides data for the Refreshed event.
Indicates that the property grid should refresh when the associated property value changes. This class cannot be inherited.
Specifies whether the Visual Studio Custom Action Installer or the Installutil.exe (Installer Tool) should be invoked when the assembly is installed.
Provides data for the MethodNameCompleted event.
Provides a type converter to convert 8-bit unsigned integer objects to and from a string.
Specifies when a component property can be bound to an application setting.
Represents an abstract class that provides properties for objects that do not have properties.
Provides a type converter to convert single-precision, floating point number objects to and from various other representations.
Represents a collection of SortDescription objects.
Represents a collection of values.
Provides a type converter to convert string objects to and from other representations.
This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Provides methods to verify the machine name and path conform to a specific syntax. This class cannot be inherited.
Provides a type converter to convert TimeSpan objects to and from other representations.
Represents an attribute of a toolbox item.
Specifies the filter string and filter type to use for a toolbox item.
Provides a unified way of converting types of values to other types, as well as for accessing standard values and subproperties.
Specifies what type to use as a converter for the object this attribute is bound to.
Provides supplemental metadata to the TypeDescriptor.
Specifies the custom type description provider for a class. This class cannot be inherited.
Provides information about the characteristics for a component, such as its attributes, properties, and events. This class cannot be inherited.
Provides a type converter that can be used to populate a list box with available types.
Provides a type converter to convert 16-bit unsigned integer objects to and from other representations.
Provides a type converter to convert 32-bit unsigned integer objects to and from various other representations.
Provides a type converter to convert 64-bit unsigned integer objects to and from other representations.
Specifies an exception that is handled as a warning instead of an error.
Throws an exception for a Win32 error code.
Defines the direction and the property name to be used as the criteria for sorting a collection.
Provides the features required to support both complex and simple scenarios when binding to a data source.
Extends the IBindingList interface by providing advanced sorting and filtering capabilities.
Adds transactional capability when adding a new item to a collection.
Defines the mechanism for querying the object for changes and resetting of the changed status.
Enables collections to have the functionalities of current record management, custom sorting, filtering, and grouping.
An interface that enables implementing collections to create a view to their data. Normally, user code does not call methods on this interface.
Defines properties that enables sorting, grouping, and filtering on a CollectionView in real time.
Obsolete.Provides a top-level mapping layer between a COM object and a TypeDescriptor.
Provides functionality required by all components.
Provides functionality for containers. Containers are objects that logically contain zero or more components.
Provides an interface that supplies dynamic custom type information for an object.
Provides the functionality to offer custom error information that a user interface can bind to.
Defines methods and properties that a CollectionView implements to provide editing capabilities to a collection.
Defines methods and properties that a CollectionView implements to enable specifying adding items of a specific type.
Provides functionality to commit or rollback changes to an object that is used as a data source.
Defines the interface for extending properties to other components in a container.
Provides an interface to facilitate the retrieval of the builder's name and to display the builder.
Defines a property that provides information about an object's properties.
Provides functionality to an object to return a list that can be bound to a data source.
Provides functionality for nested containers, which logically contain zero or more other components and are owned by a parent component.
Provides the ability to retrieve the full nested name of a component.
Defines members that data entity classes can implement to provide custom synchronous and asynchronous validation support.
Notifies clients that a property value has changed.
Notifies clients that a property value is changing.
Indicates whether a class converts property change events to ListChanged events.
Provides support for rolling back the changes
Provides functionality required by sites.
Specifies that this object supports a simple, transacted notification for batch initialization.
Allows coordination of initialization for a component and its dependent properties.
Provides a way to synchronously or asynchronously execute a delegate.
Provides contextual information about a component, such as its container and property descriptor.
Provides functionality to discover the schema for a bindable list, where the properties available for binding differ from the public properties of the object to bind to.
Represents the method that will handle the BindingSource.AddingNew event.
Represents the method that will handle the MethodNameCompleted event of an asynchronous operation.
Represents the method that handles a cancelable event.
Represents the method that handles the CollectionChanged event raised when adding elements to or removing elements from a collection.
Represents the method that handles the CurrentChanging event.
Represents the method that will handle the DoWork event. This class cannot be inherited.
Represents a method that can handle events which may or may not require further processing after the event handler has returned.
Represents the method that will handle the PropertyChanged event raised when a property is changed on a component.
Specifies values to indicate whether a property can be bound to a data element or another property.
Specifies whether the template can be bound one way or two ways.
Specifies how the collection is changed.
Identifies the type of data operation performed by a method, as specified by the DataObjectMethodAttribute applied to the method.
Specifies the visibility a property has to the design-time serializer.
Specifies the browsable state of a property or method from within an editor.
Defines identifiers for types of inheritance levels.
Specifies when the License can be used.
Specifies how the list changed.
Specifies the direction of a sort operation.
Specifies values that succinctly describe the results of a masked text parsing operation.
Specifies where the placeholder for a new item appears in the collection.
Defines identifiers that indicate the persistence scope of a tab in the Properties window.
Defines identifiers that indicate the type of a refresh of the Properties window.
Defines identifiers used to indicate the type of filter that a ToolboxItemFilterAttribute uses.
The classes in this namespace divide into the following categories:
Attributes. See the Attribute class.
Type converters. See the TypeConverter class.