DesignerActionUIService.ShowUI Method

Displays the smart tag panel for a component.

Namespace: System.ComponentModel.Design
Assembly: System.Design (in

public void ShowUI (
	IComponent component
public void ShowUI (
	IComponent component
public function ShowUI (
	component : IComponent
Not applicable.



The component whose smart tag panel should be displayed.

If the smart tag panel is currently hidden, the ShowUI method will display the panel. This method raises the DesignerActionUIStateChange event, stipulating Show as the event type.


The HideUI and ShowUI methods are implemented only to raise their corresponding events. The actual functionality is found in the handlers for these events, which are part of the design-time environment.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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