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PropertyDescriptor.GetChildProperties Method (Object)

Returns a PropertyDescriptorCollection for a given object.

Namespace:  System.ComponentModel
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

public PropertyDescriptorCollection GetChildProperties(
	Object instance
)

Parameters

instance
Type: System.Object
A component to get the properties for.

Return Value

Type: System.ComponentModel.PropertyDescriptorCollection
A PropertyDescriptorCollection with the properties for the specified component.

This method passes null for the filter parameter.

The properties for the instance parameter can differ from the properties of a class, because the site can add or remove properties if the instance parameter is sited.

The filter parameter can mix Type and Attribute objects. Filtering is defined by the following rules:

  • A Type object is treated as a wildcard; it matches any property that has the Type in its set of attributes.

  • If a property does not have an Attribute of the same class, the property will not be included in the returned array.

  • If the attribute is an instance of Attribute, the property must be an exact match to be included in the returned array.

  • If you specify an Attribute instance and it is the default property, it will be included in the returned array even if there is no instance of the Attribute in the property.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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.
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