InstanceCreationEditor Class

Creates an instance of a particular type of property from a drop-down box within the PropertyGrid.

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

public abstract class InstanceCreationEditor
public abstract class InstanceCreationEditor
public abstract class InstanceCreationEditor
Not applicable.

Usually, the text specified by Text is displayed on the drop-down box from the PropertyGrid as a link or button. When clicked, the CreateInstance method is called with the Type of the object to create.


The HostProtectionAttribute attribute applied to this class has the following Resources property value: SharedState. The HostProtectionAttribute does not affect desktop applications (which are typically started by double-clicking an icon, typing a command, or entering a URL in a browser). For more information, see the HostProtectionAttribute class or SQL Server Programming and Host Protection Attributes.


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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

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