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Type.GetHashCode Method

Returns the hash code for this instance.

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

'Declaration
Public Overrides Function GetHashCode As Integer
'Usage
Dim instance As Type 
Dim returnValue As Integer 

returnValue = instance.GetHashCode()

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
An Int32 containing the hash code for this instance.

Implements

_Type.GetHashCode

This method overrides Object.GetHashCode.

The following example displays the hash code of the System.Windows.Forms.Button class.

Imports System
Imports System.Security
Imports System.Reflection
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic

' Compile this sample using the following command line: 
' vbc type_gethashcode_getfields.vb /r:"System.Windows.Forms.dll" /r:"System.dll" 

Class FieldsSample

    Public Shared Sub Main()
        Dim myType As Type = GetType(System.Net.IPAddress)
        Dim myFields As FieldInfo() = myType.GetFields((BindingFlags.Static Or BindingFlags.NonPublic))
        Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Lf & "The IPAddress class has the following nonpublic fields: ")
        Dim myField As FieldInfo
        For Each myField In myFields
            Console.WriteLine(myField.ToString())
        Next myField
        Dim myType1 As Type = GetType(System.Net.IPAddress)
        Dim myFields1 As FieldInfo() = myType1.GetFields()
        Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.Lf & "The IPAddress class has the following public fields: ")
        Dim myField1 As FieldInfo
        For Each myField1 In myFields1
            Console.WriteLine(myField.ToString())
        Next myField1
        Try
            Console.WriteLine("The HashCode of the System.Windows.Forms.Button type is: {0}", GetType(System.Windows.Forms.Button).GetHashCode())
        Catch e As SecurityException
            Console.WriteLine("An exception occurred.")
            Console.WriteLine(("Message: " & e.Message))
        Catch e As Exception
            Console.WriteLine("An exception occurred.")
            Console.WriteLine(("Message: " & e.Message))
        End Try 
    End Sub 'Main
End Class 'FieldsSample

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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