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TypeDescriptor.GetFullComponentName Method

Returns the fully qualified name of the component.

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

public static string GetFullComponentName (
	Object component
public static String GetFullComponentName (
	Object component
public static function GetFullComponentName (
	component : Object
) : String
Not applicable.



The Component to find the name for.

Return Value

The fully qualified name of the specified component, or a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) if the component has no name.

Exception typeCondition


component is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

In many cases, the GetFullComponentName method will return the same value as the GetComponentName method. However, if the component resides in a nested container or has other nested semantics, it may return a different fully qualified name.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0
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