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ITypedList.GetItemProperties Method

Returns the PropertyDescriptorCollection that represents the properties on each item used to bind data.

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

PropertyDescriptorCollection GetItemProperties(
	PropertyDescriptor[] listAccessors


Type: System.ComponentModel.PropertyDescriptor[]
An array of PropertyDescriptor objects to find in the collection as bindable. This can be null.

Return Value

Type: System.ComponentModel.PropertyDescriptorCollection
The PropertyDescriptorCollection that represents the properties on each item used to bind data.

If the listAccessors parameter is not null, it typically contains a property descriptor that identifies a list of containers to retrieve for the object that implements ITypedList. For example, a DataSet containing two tables, myCustomers and myOrders, with a relationship between them called myCustOrders. If you create a DataView object to view myCustomers, then calling the GetItemProperties method with null returns the property descriptors for the columns in myCustomers. As a result, one of the returned property descriptors is a property descriptor for myCustOrders, just as calling the GetItemProperties method with a list accessor array containing the property descriptors for myCustOrders will return the property descriptors for myOrders.

The following code example demonstrates how to implement the GetItemProperties method. For a full code listing, see How to: Implement the ITypedList Interface.

public PropertyDescriptorCollection GetItemProperties(PropertyDescriptor[] listAccessors)
    PropertyDescriptorCollection pdc;

    if (listAccessors!=null && listAccessors.Length>0)
        // Return child list shape.
        pdc = ListBindingHelper.GetListItemProperties(listAccessors[0].PropertyType);
        // Return properties in sort order.
        pdc = properties;

    return pdc;

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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.