ControlDesigner.CanBeParentedTo Method (IDesigner)


Indicates if this designer's control can be parented by the control of the specified designer.

Namespace:   System.Windows.Forms.Design
Assembly:  System.Design (in System.Design.dll)

public virtual bool CanBeParentedTo(
	IDesigner parentDesigner


Type: System.ComponentModel.Design.IDesigner

The IDesigner that manages the control to check.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if the control managed by the specified designer can parent the control managed by this designer; otherwise, false.

This method is useful for testing whether a control can be parented by a particular type of parent. For example, TabPage controls can only be parented by TabControl controls.


This method is not called when an item is dragged from the Toolbox onto the design surface.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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