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_Assembly.GetType Method (String, Boolean)

Provides COM objects with version-independent access to the GetType method.

Namespace:  System.Runtime.InteropServices
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

Type GetType(
	string name,
	bool throwOnError
)

Parameters

name
Type: System.String

The full name of the type.

throwOnError
Type: System.Boolean

true to throw an exception if the type is not found; false to return null.

Return Value

Type: System.Type
A Type object that represents the specified class.

This method is for access to managed classes from unmanaged code, and should not be called from managed code.

The GetType method gets the Type object with the specified name in the assembly instance and optionally throws an exception if the type is not found.

.NET Framework

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

.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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