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TypeDescriptor.GetComponentName Method (Object)

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

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

public static string GetComponentName(
	Object component
)

Parameters

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 specified component, or null if there is no component name.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

component is null.

NotSupportedException

component is a cross-process remoted object.

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".

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

This method is used at design time to retrieve the name of an instance of a component.

.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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