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Adorner Class

Manages a collection of user-interface related Glyph objects. This class cannot be inherited.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms.Design.Behavior
Assembly: System.Design (in

public sealed class Adorner
public final class Adorner
public final class Adorner
Not applicable.

Each Adorner can be enabled and disabled. Only enabled Adorner objects will receive hit test and paint messages from the BehaviorService. An Adorner can be viewed as a proxy between user-interface related elements, which consist of all Glyph objects, and the BehaviorService.

For more information, see Behavior Service Overview.

The following code example demonstrates how the Adorner class interacts with the Glyph and BehaviorService classes. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the BehaviorService class.

myAdorner = new Adorner();


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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