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TypeDescriptor.GetClassName Method (Object)

Returns the name of the class for the specified component using the default type descriptor.

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

public static string GetClassName(
	Object component


Type: System.Object
The Object for which you want the class name.

Return Value

Type: System.String
A String containing the name of the class for the specified component.


component is null.

Typically, this method returns the full Type name for the component parameter type. For example, the class name for a button is "System.Windows.Forms.Button". If component implements ICustomTypeDescriptor, it can return an alternate name.

This method is equivalent to the overloaded GetClassName(Object, Boolean) method with a second parameter of false.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.