TypeDescriptor.GetEditor Method (Object, Type, Boolean)


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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.

Exception Condition

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
Available since 1.1
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