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TypeDescriptor.GetProvider Method (Object)


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Returns the type description provider for the specified component.

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

public static TypeDescriptionProvider GetProvider(
	object instance


Type: System.Object

An instance of the target component.

Return Value

Type: System.ComponentModel.TypeDescriptionProvider

A TypeDescriptionProvider associated with the specified component.

Exception Condition

instance is null.

The GetProvider method will always return a type description provider. Even the default TypeDescriptor implementation is built on a TypeDescriptionProvider.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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