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ListBindingHelper.GetListItemProperties Method (Object, String, PropertyDescriptor[])

Returns the PropertyDescriptorCollection that describes the properties of an item type contained in the specified data member of a data source. Uses the specified PropertyDescriptor array to indicate which properties to examine.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public static PropertyDescriptorCollection GetListItemProperties(
	Object dataSource,
	string dataMember,
	PropertyDescriptor[] listAccessors


Type: System.Object
The data source to be examined for property information.
Type: System.String
The optional data member to be examined for property information. This can be null.
Type: System.ComponentModel.PropertyDescriptor[]
The PropertyDescriptor array describing which properties of the data member to examine. This can be null.

Return Value

Type: System.ComponentModel.PropertyDescriptorCollection
The PropertyDescriptorCollection describing the properties of an item type contained in a collection property of the specified data source.


The specified data member could not be found in the specified data source.

The dataMember parameter can be null, in which case the GetListItemProperties method will return property descriptions using the data source and the PropertyDescriptor array.

GetListItemProperties is useful when the data member has properties that are a collection of items and you need to know properties of the item type in the collection, not the properties of the collection type.

.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.