ComponentDesigner.GetService Method (Type)


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Attempts to retrieve the specified type of service from the design mode site of the designer's component.

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

Protected Overridable Function GetService (
	serviceType As Type
) As Object


Type: System.Type

The type of service to request.

Return Value

Type: System.Object

An object implementing the requested service, or null if the service cannot be resolved.

The default implementation of this method requests the service from the site of the component.

The following code example demonstrates the use of the GetService method to access designer services.

' This utility method connects the designer to various
' services it will use. 
Private Sub InitializeServices()

    ' Acquire a reference to DesignerActionService.
    Me.actionService = GetService(GetType(DesignerActionService))

    ' Acquire a reference to DesignerActionUIService.
    Me.actionUiService = GetService(GetType(DesignerActionUIService))

    ' Acquire a reference to IComponentChangeService.
    Me.changeService = GetService(GetType(IComponentChangeService))

    ' Hook the IComponentChangeService events.
    If (Me.changeService IsNot Nothing) Then
        AddHandler Me.changeService.ComponentChanged, AddressOf ChangeService_ComponentChanged

        AddHandler Me.changeService.ComponentAdded, AddressOf ChangeService_ComponentAdded

        AddHandler Me.changeService.ComponentRemoved, AddressOf changeService_ComponentRemoved
    End If

    ' Acquire a reference to ISelectionService.
    Me.selectionService = GetService(GetType(ISelectionService))

    ' Hook the SelectionChanged event.
    If (Me.selectionService IsNot Nothing) Then
        AddHandler Me.selectionService.SelectionChanged, AddressOf selectionService_SelectionChanged
    End If

    ' Acquire a reference to IDesignerEventService.
    Me.eventService = GetService(GetType(IDesignerEventService))

    If (Me.eventService IsNot Nothing) Then
        AddHandler Me.eventService.ActiveDesignerChanged, AddressOf eventService_ActiveDesignerChanged
    End If

    ' Acquire a reference to IDesignerHost. = GetService(GetType(IDesignerHost))

    ' Acquire a reference to IDesignerOptionService.
    Me.optionService = GetService(GetType(IDesignerOptionService))

    ' Acquire a reference to IEventBindingService.
    Me.eventBindingService = GetService(GetType(IEventBindingService))

    ' Acquire a reference to IExtenderListService.
    Me.listService = GetService(GetType(IExtenderListService))

    ' Acquire a reference to IReferenceService.
    Me.referenceService = GetService(GetType(IReferenceService))

    ' Acquire a reference to ITypeResolutionService.
    Me.typeResService = GetService(GetType(ITypeResolutionService))

    ' Acquire a reference to IComponentDiscoveryService.
    Me.componentDiscoveryService = GetService(GetType(IComponentDiscoveryService))

    ' Acquire a reference to IToolboxService.
    Me.toolboxService = GetService(GetType(IToolboxService))

    ' Acquire a reference to UndoEngine.
    Me.undoEng = GetService(GetType(UndoEngine))

    If (Me.undoEng IsNot Nothing) Then
    End If
End Sub

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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