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IRootDesigner.GetView Method

Gets a view object for the specified view technology.

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

Object GetView (
	ViewTechnology technology
Object GetView (
	ViewTechnology technology
function GetView (
	technology : ViewTechnology
) : Object
Not applicable.



A ViewTechnology that indicates a particular view technology.

Return Value

An object that represents the view for this designer.

Exception typeCondition


The specified view technology is not supported or does not exist.

This method returns a view object that can present a user interface to the user. The returned data type is an Object, because there can be a variety of different user interface technologies. Development environments typically support more than one technology.


The ViewTechnology.Passthrough and ViewTechnology.WindowsForms fields are obsolete. Use ViewTechnology.Default for new designer implementations.

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, 1.1, 1.0