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BuildManager.GetType Method (String, Boolean, Boolean)

Finds a type in the top-level assemblies, or in assemblies that are defined in configuration, by using a case-insensitive search and optionally throwing an exception on failure.

Namespace:  System.Web.Compilation
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

public static Type GetType(
	string typeName,
	bool throwOnError,
	bool ignoreCase


Type: System.String

The name of the type.

Type: System.Boolean

true to throw an exception if a Type cannot be generated for the type name; otherwise, false.

Type: System.Boolean

true if typeName is case-sensitive; otherwise, false.

Return Value

Type: System.Type
A Type object that represents the requested typeName parameter.


typeName is invalid.

- or -

typeName is ambiguous.

- or -

typeName could not be found, and throwOnError is true.

A top-level assembly refers to the Global.asax file, or to a file that is in the App_GlobalResources, App_WebReferences, App_Code, or App_Browsers directory.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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