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PropertyDescriptorCollection.Item Property (Int32)

Gets or sets the PropertyDescriptor at the specified index number.

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

public virtual PropertyDescriptor this[
	int index
] { get; }


Type: System.Int32

The zero-based index of the PropertyDescriptor to get or set.

Property Value

Type: System.ComponentModel.PropertyDescriptor
The PropertyDescriptor with the specified index number.


The index parameter is not a valid index for Item.

The index number is zero-based. Therefore, you must subtract 1 from the numerical position of a particular PropertyDescriptor to access that PropertyDescriptor. For example, to get the third PropertyDescriptor, you need to specify myColl[2].

The following code example uses the Item property to print the name of the PropertyDescriptor specified by the index number in a text box. Because the index number is zero-based, this example prints the name of the second PropertyDescriptor. It requires that button1 has been instantiated on a form.

private void PrintIndexItem() {
    // Creates a new collection and assigns it the properties for button1.
    PropertyDescriptorCollection properties = TypeDescriptor.GetProperties(button1);

    // Prints the second property's name.
    textBox1.Text = properties[1].ToString();

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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