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Type.Namespace Property

Gets the namespace of the Type.

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

'Declaration
Public MustOverride ReadOnly Property Namespace As String
'Usage
Dim instance As Type
Dim value As String

value = instance.Namespace

/** @property */
public abstract String get_Namespace ()

public abstract function get Namespace () : String

Property Value

The namespace of the Type, or a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) if the current instance represents a generic parameter.

A namespace is a logical design-time naming convenience, used mainly to define scope in an application and organize classes and other types in a single hierarchical structure. From the viewpoint of the runtime, there are no namespaces.

If the current Type represents a constructed generic type, this property returns the namespace that contains the generic type definition. Similarly, if the current Type represents a generic parameter T, this property returns the namespace that contains the generic type definition that defines T.

If the current Type object represents a generic parameter, this property returns a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

This following example demonstrates a use of the Namespace and Module properties and the ToString method of Type.

Imports System
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic
Namespace MyNamespace
    Class [MyClass]
    End Class '[MyClass]
End Namespace 'MyNamespace
Public Class Type_ToString_3
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        Try
            Dim myType As Type = GetType(MyNamespace.MyClass)
            Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.NewLine + "Printing the details of {0}." + ControlChars.NewLine, myType)
            ' Get the namespace of the class Type_ToString_3.
            Console.WriteLine("Namespace: {0}.", myType.Namespace)
            ' Get the name of the module.
            Console.WriteLine("Module: {0}.", myType.Module)
            ' Get the fully qualified common language runtime namespace.
            Console.WriteLine("Fully qualified type: {0}.", myType.ToString())
        Catch e As Exception
            Console.WriteLine("Exception: " + e.Message.ToString())
        End Try
    End Sub 'Main
End Class 'Type_ToString_3

package MyNamespace;
 
import System.*;

class MyClass
{
} //MyClass

public class Type_ToString_3
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        try {
            Type myType = MyNamespace.MyClass.class.ToType();
            Console.WriteLine("\nPrinting the details of {0}.\n", myType);

            // Get the namespace of the class Type_ToString_3.
            Console.WriteLine("Namespace: {0}.", myType.get_Namespace());

            // Get the name of the module.
            Console.WriteLine("Module: {0}.", myType.get_Module());

            // Get the fully qualified common language runtime namespace.
            Console.WriteLine("Fully qualified type: {0}.", myType.ToString());
        }
        catch (System.Exception e) {
            Console.WriteLine("Exception: " + e.get_Message());
        }
    } //main
} //Type_ToString_3

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0
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