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ModuleBuilder.GetType Method (String, Boolean)

Gets the named type defined in the module, optionally ignoring the case of the type name.

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

public override Type GetType(
	string className,
	bool ignoreCase


Type: System.String

The name of the Type to get.

Type: System.Boolean

If true, the search is case-insensitive. If false, the search is case-sensitive.

Return Value

Type: System.Type
The requested type, if the type is defined in this module; otherwise, null.


Length of className is zero or is greater than 1023.


className is null.


The requested Type is non-public and the caller does not have ReflectionPermission to reflect non-public objects outside the current assembly.


A class initializer is invoked and throws an exception.

Do not use this method to generate array types, pointer types, or byref types. Use the TypeBuilder.MakeArrayType, TypeBuilder.MakePointerType, and TypeBuilder.MakeByRefType methods instead.


Starting with the .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1, this member no longer requires ReflectionPermission with the ReflectionPermissionFlag.ReflectionEmit flag. (See Security Issues in Reflection Emit.) To use this functionality, your application should target the .NET Framework 3.5 or later.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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