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TypeDescriptor.CreateAssociation Method (Object, Object)


Creates a primary-secondary association between two objects.

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

[PermissionSetAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, Name = "FullTrust")]
public static void CreateAssociation(
	object primary,
	object secondary


Type: System.Object

The primary Object.

Type: System.Object

The secondary Object.

Exception Condition

One or both of the parameters are null.


primary is equal to secondary.

The CreateAssociation method creates an association between a primary and a secondary object. Once an association is created, a designer or other filtering mechanism can add properties that route to either object into the primary object's property set. When a property invocation is made against the primary object, the GetAssociation method will be called to resolve the actual object instance that is related to its type parameter.

A WeakReference is used to maintain the association between the primary and secondary object; therefore, this method does not prevent either object from being finalized and reclaimed by garbage collection.


for full access to system resources. Demand value: LinkDemand. Associated state:

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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