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Type::FullName Property

Gets the fully qualified name of the Type, including the namespace of the Type but not the assembly.

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

public:
virtual property String^ FullName {
	String^ get () abstract;
}

Property Value

Type: System::String
The fully qualified name of the Type, including the namespace of the Type but not the assembly; or nullptr if the current instance represents a generic type parameter, an array type, pointer type, or byref type based on a type parameter, or a generic type that is not a generic type definition but contains unresolved type parameters.

Implements

_Type::FullName

For example, the fully qualified name of the C# string type is System.String. Contrast this with the assembly-qualified name, which is the full name plus the assembly, provided by the AssemblyQualifiedName property.

If the current Type represents a generic type, the type arguments in the string returned by FullName are qualified by their assembly, version, and so on, even though the string representation of the generic type itself is not qualified by assembly. Thus, concatenating t.FullName + ", " + t.Assembly.FullName produces a result that is equivalent to t.AssemblyQualifiedName, as is the case with types that are not generic.

If the current Type represents a type parameter of a generic type, or an array type, pointer type, or byref type based on a type parameter, this property returns nullptr.

If the current type contains generic type parameters that have not been replaced by specific types (that is, the ContainsGenericParameters property returns true), but the type is not a generic type definition (that is, the IsGenericTypeDefinition property returns false), this property returns nullptr. For example, consider the classes Base and Derived in the following code.


generic<typename TBase> 
    public ref class Base { };
generic<typename TDerived>
    public ref class Derived : Base<TDerived> { };


If you use the BaseType property to obtain the base type of Derived, the FullName property of the resulting Type object returns nullptr. To get a non-null FullName, you can use the GetGenericTypeDefinition method to get the generic type definition.

This property is read-only.

The following example displays the full name of the specified type.


using namespace System;
int main()
{
   Type^ t = Array::typeid;
   Console::WriteLine( "The full name of the Array type is {0}.", t->FullName );
}

/* This example produces the following output:

The full name of the Array type is System.Array.
 */


.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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