TypeDescriptor.GetComponentName Method (Object, Boolean)

Returns the name of the specified component using a custom type descriptor.

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

public static string GetComponentName(
	Object component,
	bool noCustomTypeDesc


Type: System.Object

The Object for which you want the class name.

Type: System.Boolean

true to consider custom type description information; otherwise, false.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The name of the class for the specified component, or null if there is no component name.


component is null.


component is a cross-process remoted object.

This method is used at design time to retrieve the name of an instance of a component. Typically, this method returns the name for the site of the component, if one exists. For example, the class name for a button is "System.Windows.Forms.Button". If the component implements the ICustomTypeDescriptor interface, it can return an alternate name.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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