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TypeDescriptionProvider.GetTypeDescriptor Method (Object)

Gets a custom type descriptor for the given object.

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

public ICustomTypeDescriptor GetTypeDescriptor(
	Object instance


Type: System.Object
An instance of the type. Can be null if no instance was passed to the TypeDescriptor.

Return Value

Type: System.ComponentModel.ICustomTypeDescriptor
An ICustomTypeDescriptor that can provide metadata for the type.


instance is null.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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.