Provides a base class for accessing the types, directives, and controls in the current Web project document. This class must be inherited.
Assembly: System.Design (in System.Design.dll)
Thetype exposes the following members.
|Equals(Object)||Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|Finalize||Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetHashCode||Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetRegisterDirectives||Gets the register directives for the current project document.|
|GetTagPrefix||Gets the tag prefix for the specified object type.|
|GetType()||Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetType(String, String)||Gets the object type with the specified tag prefix and tag name.|
|GetUserControlPath||Gets the relative URL path for the user control with the specified tag prefix and tag name.|
|MemberwiseClone||Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|RegisterTagPrefix||Adds a tag prefix for the specified type.|
|ToString||Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
The base class is implemented by designer hosts to provide access to types, directives, and user controls defined in a Web project document. A control designer class can use the to access the definitions in the current document, and to add a new tag prefix to the current document.
You access the services supplied by the designer host through the ReferenceManager property of a WebFormsRootDesigner implementation. The WebFormsRootDesigner implementation can be accessed in two ways:
Classes deriving from ControlDesigner can use the RootDesigner property to access a WebFormsRootDesigner implementation supplied by the designer host. The implementation is supplied through the ReferenceManager property of RootDesigner property.
Other designer classes can access the WebFormsRootDesigner implementation by first obtaining the IDesignerHost services implementation through the designer component's Site, and then calling the GetDesigner method using the designer host RootComponent property.
replaces the obsolete interface IWebFormReferenceManager. Older designer hosts may only support the IWebFormReferenceManager interface implementation. Check that the WebFormsRootDesigner and implementations supplied by the designer host are not null to ensure the designer host implements the WebFormsRootDesigner and classes.