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ComponentDesigner.PreFilterAttributes Method

Allows a designer to add to the set of attributes that it exposes through a TypeDescriptor.

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

protected virtual void PreFilterAttributes(
	IDictionary attributes
)

Parameters

attributes
Type: System.Collections.IDictionary
The attributes for the class of the component.

This method provides a way to add items to the dictionary of attributes that a designer exposes through a TypeDescriptor.

The keys in the dictionary of attributes are the type identifiers of the attributes, as specified by the value of their TypeId property. The objects are of type PropertyDescriptor. This method is called immediately before the PostFilterAttributes method.

Notes to Implementers

You can directly modify the dictionary that is accessible through the attributes parameter, or you can leave it unchanged. If you override this method, call the base implementation before you perform your own filtering.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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.
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