Design Patterns Used by Reflection Classes
|MyInstance FindXxx(filter, filterCriteria)||Finds and returns a filtered list of types, or an empty array if no types matching the filter are implemented by the current type.
|MyInstance GetXxx(<parameters>)||Returns the type that is uniquely specified by <parameters>. If no such type exists, the member returns a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic). Note that <parameters> uniquely specifies an instance.
|MyInstance GetXxxs()||Returns all the public types. If no public types exist, the member returns an empty array.
|MyInstance GetXxxs(<parameters>)||Returns all the types specified by <parameters>. If no such types exist, the member returns an empty array. Note that <parameters> does not necessarily specify a unique instance.|
Another common design pattern is the use of delegates. They are typically used in reflection to enable filtering of the results set for methods that return arrays of objects.