ExpressionsCollectionEditor Class


Provides a user interface for selecting and editing an expressions binding collection at design time.

public ref class ExpressionsCollectionEditor : System::Drawing::Design::UITypeEditor
public class ExpressionsCollectionEditor : System.Drawing.Design.UITypeEditor
type ExpressionsCollectionEditor = class
    inherit UITypeEditor
Public Class ExpressionsCollectionEditor
Inherits UITypeEditor


An instance of the ExpressionsCollectionEditor class is a UITypeEditor object that can be used at design time to select and edit a collection of expression bindings, and assign the expressions to a control property.

A designer host, such as Visual Studio 2005, uses the ExpressionBuilder and ExpressionEditor class implementations with the ExpressionsCollectionEditor and ExpressionsCollectionConverter classes to set the expression bindings for control properties at design time, and the ControlPersister class to persist the expressions for run time. Expression strings reference a localizable resource, an application setting, a connection string, or a custom expression type. The expression string is bound to the control property at design time, and then used at run time to determine the value for the property.



Initializes a new instance of the ExpressionsCollectionEditor class.



Gets a value indicating whether drop-down editors should be resizable by the user.

(Inherited from UITypeEditor)


EditValue(IServiceProvider, Object)

Edits the value of the specified object using the editor style indicated by the GetEditStyle() method.

(Inherited from UITypeEditor)
EditValue(ITypeDescriptorContext, IServiceProvider, Object)

Edits the value of the specified object with the specified service provider and context.


Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.

(Inherited from Object)

Gets the editor style used by the EditValue(IServiceProvider, Object) method.

(Inherited from UITypeEditor)

Gets the editing style that is associated with this editor for the specified context.


Serves as the default hash function.

(Inherited from Object)

Indicates whether this editor supports painting a representation of an object's value.

(Inherited from UITypeEditor)

Indicates whether the specified context supports painting a representation of an object's value within the specified context.

(Inherited from UITypeEditor)

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
PaintValue(Object, Graphics, Rectangle)

Paints a representation of the value of the specified object to the specified canvas.

(Inherited from UITypeEditor)

Paints a representation of the value of an object using the specified PaintValueEventArgs.

(Inherited from UITypeEditor)

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)

Applies to

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