Returns an instance of the type associated with the specified primary object.
Assembly: System (in System.dll)
- Type: System.Object
The primary object of the association.
Return ValueType: System.Object
An instance of the secondary type that has been associated with the primary object if an association exists; otherwise, primary if no specified association exists.
If a previous association has been made for the type parameter using the CreateAssociation method, then the method returns the correct secondary object to invoke for the requested type. Otherwise, searches for a compatible designer for type and returns the designer if one is found. This method never returns null.
A WeakReference is used to maintain the association between the primary and secondary object; therefore, this method does not prevent either the primary or secondary object from being finalized and reclaimed by garbage collection.
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.