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Component.GetService Method

Returns an object that represents a service provided by the Component or by its Container.

[Visual Basic]
Protected Overridable Function GetService( _
   ByVal service As Type _
) As Object
protected virtual object GetService(
 Type service
protected: virtual Object* GetService(
 Type* service
protected function GetService(
   service : Type
) : Object;


A service provided by the Component.

Return Value

An Object that represents a service provided by the Component.

This value is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) if the Component does not provide the specified service.


This method can be overridden by a derived class.


Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

See Also

Component Class | Component Members | System.ComponentModel Namespace | IContainer | Container | ISite | IServiceProvider