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TypeDescriptor.GetEditor Method (Object, Type, Boolean)

Returns an editor with the specified base type and with a custom type descriptor for the specified component.

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

public static Object GetEditor(
	Object component,
	Type editorBaseType,
	bool noCustomTypeDesc


Type: System.Object
The component to get the editor for.
Type: System.Type
A Type that represents the base type of the editor you want to find.
Type: System.Boolean
A flag indicating whether custom type description information should be considered.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
An instance of the editor that can be cast to the specified editor type, or null if no editor of the requested type can be found.


component or editorBaseType is null.


component is a cross-process remoted object.

The type of editorBaseType is usually UITypeEditor, but you can also use other types (for example ComponentEditor and InstanceCreationEditor).

You can define multiple editors for a property. You use this method to select the editor you want to use.

.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.