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TypeDescriptor.GetClassName Method (Object, Boolean)

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

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

public static string GetClassName (
	Object component,
	bool noCustomTypeDesc
public static String GetClassName (
	Object component, 
	boolean noCustomTypeDesc
public static function GetClassName (
	component : Object, 
	noCustomTypeDesc : boolean
) : String
Not applicable.



The Object for which you want the class name.


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

Return Value

A String containing the name of the class for the specified component.

Exception typeCondition


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


component is a cross-process remoted object.

Typically, this method returns the full Type name for the component parameter type. For example, the class name for a button is "System.Windows.Forms.Button". If the component parameter implements ICustomTypeDescriptor, it can return an alternate 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, 1.1, 1.0
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