PropertyTab Class

 
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Provides a base class for property tabs.

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


[PermissionSetAttribute(SecurityAction::InheritanceDemand, Name = "FullTrust")]
public ref class PropertyTab abstract : IExtenderProvider

NameDescription
System_CAPS_protmethodPropertyTab()

Initializes a new instance of the PropertyTab class.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubpropertyBitmap

Gets the bitmap that is displayed for the PropertyTab.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyComponents

Gets or sets the array of components the property tab is associated with.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyHelpKeyword

Gets the Help keyword that is to be associated with this tab.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyTabName

Gets the name for the property tab.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodCanExtend(Object^)

Gets a value indicating whether this PropertyTab can display properties for the specified component.

System_CAPS_pubmethodDispose()

Releases all the resources used by the PropertyTab.

System_CAPS_protmethodDispose(Boolean)

Releases the unmanaged resources used by the PropertyTab and optionally releases the managed resources.

System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(Object^)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_protmethodFinalize()

Allows a PropertyTab to attempt to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the PropertyTab is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Overrides Object::Finalize().)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetDefaultProperty(Object^)

Gets the default property of the specified component.

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetProperties(ITypeDescriptorContext^, Object^, array<Attribute^>^)

Gets the properties of the specified component that match the specified attributes and context.

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetProperties(Object^)

Gets the properties of the specified component.

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetProperties(Object^, array<Attribute^>^)

Gets the properties of the specified component that match the specified attributes.

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_protmethodMemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

The PropertyTab class provides the base class behavior for a property tab. Property tabs are displayed on the toolbar of the PropertyGrid control of the Properties window, and allow a component to display different views of its properties or other data.

User code will usually not create an instance of a PropertyTab directly. Instead, a PropertyTabAttribute that indicates the type of the property tab or property tabs to display for a component can be associated with the properties or types that the PropertyTab should be displayed for.

The PropertyGrid will instantiate a PropertyTab of the type specified by a PropertyTabAttribute associated with the type or property field of the component that is being browsed.

The following code example provides an example PropertyTab that lists any properties on a component, arranged by type name.

#using <System.Windows.Forms.dll>
#using <System.Drawing.dll>
#using <System.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::ComponentModel;
using namespace System::ComponentModel::Design;
using namespace System::Drawing;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Reflection;
using namespace System::Runtime::Serialization;
using namespace System::Runtime::Serialization::Formatters::Binary;
using namespace System::Windows::Forms;
using namespace System::Windows::Forms::Design;
using namespace System::Security::Permissions;

namespace TypeCategoryTabExample
{
   ref class TypeCategoryTab;

   // forward declaration.
   // This component adds a TypeCategoryTab to the propery browser
   // that is available for any components in the current design mode document.

   [PropertyTabAttribute(TypeCategoryTabExample::TypeCategoryTab::typeid,PropertyTabScope::Document)]
   public ref class TypeCategoryTabComponent: public System::ComponentModel::Component
   {
   public:
      TypeCategoryTabComponent(){}
   };

   // A TypeCategoryTab property tab lists properties by the
   // category of the type of each property.
   public ref class TypeCategoryTab: public PropertyTab
   {
   private:

      // This String^ contains a Base-64 encoded and serialized example property tab image.

      [BrowsableAttribute(true)]
      String^ img;

   public:
      TypeCategoryTab()
      {
         img = "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";
      }

      // Returns the properties of the specified component extended with
      // a CategoryAttribute reflecting the name of the type of the property.
      [ReflectionPermission(SecurityAction::Demand, Flags=ReflectionPermissionFlag::MemberAccess)]
      virtual System::ComponentModel::PropertyDescriptorCollection^ GetProperties( Object^ component, array<System::Attribute^>^attributes ) override
      {
         PropertyDescriptorCollection^ props;
         if ( attributes == nullptr )
                  props = TypeDescriptor::GetProperties( component );
         else
                  props = TypeDescriptor::GetProperties( component, attributes );

         array<PropertyDescriptor^>^propArray = gcnew array<PropertyDescriptor^>(props->Count);
         for ( int i = 0; i < props->Count; i++ )
         {
            // Create a new PropertyDescriptor from the old one, with
            // a CategoryAttribute matching the name of the type.
            array<Attribute^>^temp0 = {gcnew CategoryAttribute( props[ i ]->PropertyType->Name )};
            propArray[ i ] = TypeDescriptor::CreateProperty( props[ i ]->ComponentType, props[ i ], temp0 );

         }
         return gcnew PropertyDescriptorCollection( propArray );
      }

      virtual System::ComponentModel::PropertyDescriptorCollection^ GetProperties( Object^ component ) override
      {
         return this->GetProperties( component, nullptr );
      }

      property String^ TabName 
      {
         // Provides the name for the property tab.
         virtual String^ get() override
         {
            return "Properties by Type";
         }
      }

      property System::Drawing::Bitmap^ Bitmap 
      {
         // Provides an image for the property tab.
         virtual System::Drawing::Bitmap^ get() override
         {
            System::Drawing::Bitmap^ bmp = gcnew System::Drawing::Bitmap( DeserializeFromBase64Text( img ) );
            return bmp;
         }
      }

   private:

      // This method can be used to retrieve an Image from a block of Base64-encoded text.
      Image^ DeserializeFromBase64Text( String^ text )
      {
         Image^ img = nullptr;
         array<Byte>^memBytes = Convert::FromBase64String( text );
         IFormatter^ formatter = gcnew BinaryFormatter;
         MemoryStream^ stream = gcnew MemoryStream( memBytes );
         img = dynamic_cast<Image^>(formatter->Deserialize( stream ));
         stream->Close();
         return img;
      }
   };
}

NamedPermissionSet

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.NET Framework
Available since 1.1

Any public static ( Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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