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ComponentDesigner.ParentComponent Property

Gets the parent component for this designer.

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

protected virtual IComponent ParentComponent { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.ComponentModel.IComponent
The parent component for this designer, or null if this designer is the root component.

This property provides a generic mechanism for discovering parent relationships within designers, and is used by the ComponentDesigner object's ITreeDesigner interface implementation. This property should only return null when this designer is the root component. The default implementation of this property returns the root component for all components that are not the root component, and it returns null for the root component.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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