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Type.GetTypeFromHandle Method

Gets the type referenced by the specified type handle.

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

'Declaration
Public Shared Function GetTypeFromHandle ( _
	handle As RuntimeTypeHandle _
) As Type

Parameters

handle
Type: System.RuntimeTypeHandle

The object that refers to the type.

Return Value

Type: System.Type
The type referenced by the specified RuntimeTypeHandle, or Nothing if the Value property of handle is Nothing.

ExceptionCondition
TargetInvocationException

A class initializer is invoked and throws an exception.

The handles are valid only in the application domain in which they were obtained.

The following example uses the GetTypeFromHandle method to get a Type object from a RuntimeTypeHandle provided by the GetTypeHandle method.

Dim myClass1 As New MyClass1()
   ' Get the type referenced by the specified type handle. 
   Dim myClass1Type As Type = Type.GetTypeFromHandle(Type.GetTypeHandle(MyClass1))
   Console.WriteLine(("The Names of the Attributes :" + myClass1Type.Attributes.ToString()))
End Sub 'Main 

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 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

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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