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TypeDescriptor.CreateDesigner Method

Creates an instance of the designer associated with the specified component and of the specified type of designer.

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

public static IDesigner CreateDesigner(
	IComponent component,
	Type designerBaseType
)

Parameters

component
Type: System.ComponentModel.IComponent
An IComponent that specifies the component to associate with the designer.
designerBaseType
Type: System.Type
A Type that represents the type of designer to create.

Return Value

Type: System.ComponentModel.Design.IDesigner
An IDesigner that is an instance of the designer for the component, or null if no designer can be found.

If this method cannot find a valid DesignerAttribute, it searches up the class hierarchy for a designer. If it cannot find a designer in the class hierarchy, it returns null.

.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.
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