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TypeConverter.GetProperties Method (ITypeDescriptorContext, Object, Attribute[])

Returns a collection of properties for the type of array specified by the value parameter, using the specified context and attributes.

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

public virtual PropertyDescriptorCollection GetProperties(
	ITypeDescriptorContext context,
	Object value,
	Attribute[] attributes
)

Parameters

context
Type: System.ComponentModel.ITypeDescriptorContext
An ITypeDescriptorContext that provides a format context.
value
Type: System.Object
An Object that specifies the type of array for which to get properties.
attributes
Type: System.Attribute[]
An array of type Attribute that is used as a filter.

Return Value

Type: System.ComponentModel.PropertyDescriptorCollection
A PropertyDescriptorCollection with the properties that are exposed for this data type, or null if there are no properties.

As implemented in this class, this method always returns null.

Notes to Inheritors

Override this method if the type you want to convert supports properties.

Use the context parameter to extract additional information about the environment from which this converter is invoked. This parameter can be null, so always check it. Also, properties on the context object can return null.

The attributes array is used to filter the array. The attributes can have a mix of Type and Attribute objects. Filtering is defined by the following rules:

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

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

  • If the attribute is an instance of Attribute, the property must be an exact match or it is not included in the returned array.

  • If an Attribute instance is specified and it is the default property, it is 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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