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TypeDescriptor.GetClassName Method (Object)


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

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

public static string GetClassName(
	object component


Type: System.Object

The Object for which you want the class name.

Return Value

Type: System.String

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

Exception Condition

component is null.

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 component implements ICustomTypeDescriptor, it can return an alternate name.

This method is equivalent to the overloaded GetClassName(Object, Boolean) method with a second parameter of false.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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