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Type.GetTypeFromHandle Method

Updated: September 2009

Gets the type referenced by the specified type handle.

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

public static Type GetTypeFromHandle(
	RuntimeTypeHandle handle
)

Parameters

handle
Type: System.RuntimeTypeHandle

The RuntimeTypeHandle object that refers to the type.

Return Value

Type: System.Type
The type referenced by the specified RuntimeTypeHandle, or null if the Value property of handle is null.

ExceptionCondition
TargetInvocationException

A class initializer is invoked and throws an exception.

The handles are valid only in the application domain in which they were obtained.

The following example uses the GetTypeFromHandle method to get a Type object from a RuntimeTypeHandle provided by the GetTypeHandle method.

        MyClass1 myClass1 = new MyClass1();
	     // Get the type referenced by the specified type handle.
        Type myClass1Type = Type.GetTypeFromHandle(Type.GetTypeHandle(myClass1));
        Console.WriteLine("The Names of the Attributes :"+myClass1Type.Attributes);

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Date

History

Reason

September 2009

Removed an erroneous statement that null is returned for non-public members outside the assembly, if caller lacks ReflectionPermission.

Content bug fix.

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