Initialize Method

MenuDesigner.Initialize Method

Prepares the designer to view, edit, and design the associated control.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.Design.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Design (in System.Design.dll)

public override void Initialize(
	IComponent component


Type: System.ComponentModel.IComponent

A Menu, which implements the IComponent interface.




component is not a Menu or of a class derived from Menu.

The visual designer calls the Initialize method when it is ready to use the designer to render the Menu control. The Initialize method and its base methods configure properties and set up events that are necessary for the operation of the designer.

The component parameter is the Menu control that is associated with this designer or a copy of that control.

The following code example shows how to override the Initialize method in a class that is inherited from the MenuDesigner class. The overridden method changes the behavior of a control that is derived from the Menu class at design time. The example throws an ArgumentException exception, if the associated control is not a MyMenu object.

public override void Initialize(IComponent component)
    // Ensure that only a MyMenu can be created in this designer. 
    if (!(component is MyMenu))
        throw new ArgumentException(
            "The component is not a MyMenu control.");


} // Initialize

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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