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PropertyDescriptor.GetTypeFromName Method

Returns a type using its name.

Namespace:  System.ComponentModel
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

protected Type GetTypeFromName(
	string typeName
)

Parameters

typeName
Type: System.String

The assembly-qualified name of the type to retrieve.

Return Value

Type: System.Type
A Type that matches the given type name, or null if a match cannot be found.

To find the appropriate type, this method first checks the assembly of the type that this PropertyDescriptor references. If it does not find the type in the assembly, it calls Type.GetType.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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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