TypeDescriptor.GetComponentName Method (Object)


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

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

Public Shared Function GetComponentName (
	component As Object
) As String


Type: System.Object

The Object for which you want the class name.

Return Value

Type: System.String

A String containing the name of the specified component, or null if there is no component name.

Exception Condition

component is null.


component is a cross-process remoted object.

Typically, this method returns the name for the site of the component, if one exists. For example, the class name for a button is "System.Windows.Forms.Button".

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

This method is used at design time to retrieve the name of an instance of a component.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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