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Module.ResolveType Method (Int32, Type[], Type[])

Returns the type that is identified by the specified metadata token, in the context defined by the specified generic type parameters.

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

public virtual Type ResolveType(
	int metadataToken,
	Type[] genericTypeArguments,
	Type[] genericMethodArguments
)

Parameters

metadataToken
Type: System.Int32
A metadata token that identifies a type in the module.
genericTypeArguments
Type: System.Type[]
An array that contains the generic type arguments of the type where the token is in scope, or null if that type is not generic.
genericMethodArguments
Type: System.Type[]
An array that contains the generic type arguments of the method where the token is in scope, or null if that method is not generic.

Return Value

Type: System.Type
The type that is identified by the specified metadata token and generic arguments.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

metadataToken is not a token for a type in the scope of the current module.

-or-

metadataToken is a TypeSpec whose signature contains element type var (a type parameter of a generic type) or mvar (a type parameter of a generic method), and the necessary generic type arguments were not supplied for either or both of genericTypeArguments and genericMethodArguments.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

metadataToken is not a valid token in the scope of the current module.

Use the Type.GetGenericArguments method on the type where metadataToken is in scope to obtain an array of generic type arguments for genericTypeArguments. Use the MethodInfo.GetGenericArguments method on the method where metadataToken is in scope to obtain an array of generic type arguments for genericTypeArguments. It is always safe to provide these arguments, even when they are not needed.

NoteNote:

Information about metadata tokens can be found in the Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) documentation, especially "Partition II: Metadata Definition and Semantics". The documentation is available online; see ECMA C# and Common Language Infrastructure Standards on MSDN and Standard ECMA-335 - Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) on the ECMA Web site.

For code that demonstrates token resolution using the generic context (that is, the generic type parameters of the generic type and/or the generic method in which the token is embedded) see the ResolveMethod(Int32, Type[], Type[]) method.

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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