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TypeDescriptor.GetClassName Method (Type)

Returns the name of the class for the specified type.

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

public static string GetClassName(
	Type componentType


Type: System.Type
The Type of the target component.

Return Value

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


componentType is null.

This method uses the cached custom type descriptor for the specified type to discover the associated class name.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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.