Provides an abstraction of a property on a class.
Assembly: System (in System.dll)
The HostProtectionAttribute attribute applied to this type or member 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.
A description of a property consists of a name, its attributes, the component class that the property is associated with, and the type of the property.
provides the following properties and methods:
IsLocalizable indicates whether this property should be localized.
GetEditor returns an editor of the specified type.
also provides the following abstract properties and methods:
ComponentType contains the type of component this property is bound to.
IsReadOnly indicates whether this property is read-only.
PropertyType gets the type of the property.
CanResetValue indicates whether resetting the component changes the value of the component.
GetValue returns the current value of the property on a component.
ResetValue resets the value for this property of the component.
SetValue sets the value of the component to a different value.
ShouldSerializeValue indicates whether the value of this property needs to be persisted.
Typically, the abstract members are implemented through reflection. For more information about reflection, see the topics in Reflection.
The following code example is built upon the example in the PropertyDescriptorCollection class. It prints the information (category, description, display name) of the text of a button in a text box. It assumes that button1 and textbox1 have been instantiated on a form.
// Creates a new collection and assign it the properties for button1. PropertyDescriptorCollection^ properties = TypeDescriptor::GetProperties( button1 ); // Sets an PropertyDescriptor to the specific property. System::ComponentModel::PropertyDescriptor^ myProperty = properties->Find( "Text", false ); // Prints the property and the property description. textBox1->Text = String::Concat( myProperty->DisplayName, "\n" ); textBox1->Text = String::Concat( textBox1->Text, myProperty->Description, "\n" ); textBox1->Text = String::Concat( textBox1->Text, myProperty->Category, "\n" );
The following code example shows how to implement a custom property descriptor that provides a read-only wrapper around a property. The SerializeReadOnlyPropertyDescriptor is used in a custom designer to provide a read-only property descriptor for the control's Size property.
The following code examples show how to use the The SerializeReadOnlyPropertyDescriptor in a custom designer.
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