IComponent Interface
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IComponent Interface

 

Provides functionality required by all components.

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

[TypeConverterAttribute(typeof(ComponentConverter))]
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public interface IComponent : IDisposable

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubpropertySite

Gets or sets the ISite associated with the IComponent.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodDispose()

Performs application-defined tasks associated with freeing, releasing, or resetting unmanaged resources.(Inherited from IDisposable.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubeventDisposed

Represents the method that handles the Disposed event of a component.

Component is the default implementation of IComponent and serves as the base class for all components in the common language runtime.

You can contain components in a container. In this context, containment refers to logical containment, not visual containment. You can use components and containers in a variety of scenarios, both visual and non visual.

System.Windows.Forms.Control inherits from Component, the default implementation of IComponent.

A component interacts with its container primarily through a container-provided ISite, which is a repository of container-specific per-component information.

Notes to Implementers:

To be a component, a class must implement the IComponent interface and provide a basic constructor that requires no parameters or a single parameter of type IContainer. For more information about implementing IComponent, see Programming with Components.

The following code example demonstrates how to implement the IComponent, ISite, and IContainer interfaces.

/// <summary>
/// The following example demonstrates the implementation of 
/// ISite, IComponent, and IContainer for use in a simple library container.
///
/// This example uses the System, System.ComponentModel, and System.Collections
/// namespaces.
/// </summary>

//This code segment implements the ISite and IComponent interfaces.
//The implementation of the IContainer interface can be seen in the documentation 
//of IContainer.

//Implement the ISite interface.

// The ISBNSite class represents the ISBN name of the book component
class ISBNSite : ISite
{
	private IComponent m_curComponent;
	private IContainer m_curContainer;
	private bool m_bDesignMode;
	private string m_ISBNCmpName;

	public ISBNSite(IContainer actvCntr, IComponent prntCmpnt)
	{
		m_curComponent = prntCmpnt;
		m_curContainer = actvCntr;
		m_bDesignMode = false;
		m_ISBNCmpName = null;
	}

	//Support the ISite interface.
	public virtual IComponent Component
	{
		get
		{
			return m_curComponent;
		}
	}

	public virtual IContainer Container
	{
		get
		{
			return m_curContainer;
		}
	}

	public virtual bool DesignMode
	{
		get
		{
			return m_bDesignMode;
		}
	}

	public virtual string Name
	{
		get
		{
			return m_ISBNCmpName;
		}

		set
		{
			m_ISBNCmpName = value;
		}
	}

	//Support the IServiceProvider interface.
	public virtual object GetService(Type serviceType)
	{
		//This example does not use any service object.
		return null;
	}

}

// The BookComponent class represents the book component of the library container.

// This class implements the IComponent interface.

class BookComponent : IComponent
{
	public event EventHandler Disposed;
	private ISite m_curISBNSite;
	private string m_bookTitle;
	private string m_bookAuthor;

	public BookComponent(string Title, string Author)
	{
		m_curISBNSite = null;
		Disposed = null;
		m_bookTitle = Title;
		m_bookAuthor = Author;
	}

	public string Title
	{
		get
		{
			return m_bookTitle;
		}
	}

	public string Author
	{
		get
		{
			return m_bookAuthor;
		}
	}

	public virtual void Dispose()
	{	
		//There is nothing to clean.
		if(Disposed != null)
			Disposed(this,EventArgs.Empty);
	}

	public virtual ISite Site
	{
		get
		{
			return m_curISBNSite;
		}
		set
		{
			m_curISBNSite = value;
		}
	}

	public override bool Equals(object cmp)
	{
		BookComponent cmpObj = (BookComponent)cmp;
		if(this.Title.Equals(cmpObj.Title) && this.Author.Equals(cmpObj.Author))
			return true;

		return false;
	}

	public override int GetHashCode()
	{
		return base.GetHashCode();
	}
}

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 10
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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