IComponentInitializer Interface

Provides a set of recommended default values during component creation.

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

public interface IComponentInitializer
public interface IComponentInitializer
public interface IComponentInitializer
Not applicable.

The IComponentInitializer interface can be implemented by any designer, which is a component that also implements IDesigner, which receives a recommended set of default values for the component it is designing. IComponentInitializer is queried during new component creation. Recommended default values for the component's properties are passed in as name/value pairs in a dictionary.

This design provides two customization points: the toolbox item itself can be replaced or changed to perform custom actions, or the designer for a component can be changed to provide a custom action. A designer that implements IComponentInitializer should not depend on either of its methods—InitializeNewComponent or InitializeExistingComponent—being called, because toolbox items are not obligated to call these methods.

For an overview of creating design components, see Extending Design-Time Support.

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

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0