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DesignerActionUIService.ShowUI Method

Displays the smart tag panel for a component.

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

public void ShowUI(
	IComponent component


Type: System.ComponentModel.IComponent

The component whose smart tag panel should be displayed.

If the smart tag panel is currently hidden, the ShowUI method will display the panel. This method raises the DesignerActionUIStateChange event, stipulating Show as the event type.


The HideUI and ShowUI methods are implemented only to raise their corresponding events. The actual functionality is found in the handlers for these events, which are part of the design-time environment.

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