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Module.GetType Method

Returns the specified class.

Overload List

Returns the specified class, performing a case-sensitive search.

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

[Visual Basic] Overloads Public Overridable Function GetType(String) As Type
[C#] public virtual Type GetType(string);
[C++] public: virtual Type* GetType(String*);
[JScript] public function GetType(String) : Type;

Returns the specified class, searching the module with the specified case sensitivity.

[Visual Basic] Overloads Public Overridable Function GetType(String, Boolean) As Type
[C#] public virtual Type GetType(string, bool);
[C++] public: virtual Type* GetType(String*, bool);
[JScript] public function GetType(String, Boolean) : Type;

Returns the specified class, searching the module with the specified case sensitivity and specifying whether to throw an exception if an error occurs while loading the Type.

[Visual Basic] Overloads Public Overridable Function GetType(String, Boolean, Boolean) As Type
[C#] public virtual Type GetType(string, bool, bool);
[C++] public: virtual Type* GetType(String*, bool, bool);
[JScript] public function GetType(String, Boolean, Boolean) : Type;

Inherited from Object.

Supported by the .NET Compact Framework.

[Visual Basic] Overloads Public Function GetType() As Type
[C#] public Type GetType();
[C++] public: Type* GetType();
[JScript] public function GetType() : Type;

Example

[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The following example displays the name of a class in the specified module. The throwOnError and ignoreCase parameters are specified as false.

[Visual Basic, C#, C++] Note   This example shows how to use one of the overloaded versions of GetType. For other examples that might be available, see the individual overload topics.
[Visual Basic] 
Imports System
Imports System.Reflection

'This code assumes that the root namespace is set to empty("").
Namespace ReflectionModule_Examples
    Class MyMainClass
        Shared Sub Main()
            Dim moduleArray() As [Module]

            moduleArray = [Assembly].GetExecutingAssembly().GetModules(False)

            'In a simple project with only one module, the module at index
            ' 0 will be the module containing this class.
            Dim myModule As [Module] = moduleArray(0)

            Dim myType As Type
            myType = myModule.GetType("ReflectionModule_Examples.MyMainClass", False, False)
            Console.WriteLine("Got type: {0}", myType.ToString())
        End Sub 'Main
    End Class 'MyMainClass
End Namespace 'ReflectionModule_Examples

[C#] 
using System;
using System.Reflection;

namespace ReflectionModule_Examples
{
    class MyMainClass
    {
        static void Main()
        {
            Module[] moduleArray;
            
            moduleArray = Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().GetModules(false);
            
            //In a simple project with only one module, the module at index
            // 0 will be the module containing this class.
            Module myModule = moduleArray[0];

            Type myType;
            myType = myModule.GetType("ReflectionModule_Examples.MyMainClass", false, false);
            Console.WriteLine("Got type: {0}", myType.ToString());
        }
    }
}

[C++] 
#using <mscorlib.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Reflection;

namespace ReflectionModule_Examples
{
   public __gc class MyMainClass
   {
   };
}

int main()
{
   Module* moduleArray[];

   moduleArray = Assembly::GetExecutingAssembly()->GetModules(false);

   //In a simple project with only one module, the module at index
   // 0 will be the module containing this class.
   Module* myModule = moduleArray[0];

   Type* myType;
   myType = myModule->GetType(S"ReflectionModule_Examples.MyMainClass", false, false);
   Console::WriteLine(S"Got type: {0}", myType);
}

[JScript] No example is available for JScript. To view a Visual Basic, C#, or C++ example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.

See Also

Module Class | Module Members | System.Reflection Namespace

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