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ComposablePart.GetExportedValue Method

Gets the exported object described by the specified ExportDefinition object.

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

public abstract Object GetExportedValue(
	ExportDefinition definition


Type: System.ComponentModel.Composition.Primitives.ExportDefinition
One of the ExportDefinition objects from the ExportDefinitions property that describes the exported object to return.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
The exported object described by definition.


The ComposablePart object has been disposed of.


definition is null.


An error occurred getting the exported object described by the ExportDefinition.


definition did not originate from the ExportDefinitions property on the ComposablePart.


One or more prerequisite imports, indicated by IsPrerequisite, have not been set.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, 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.