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Type.Namespace Property

Gets the namespace of the Type.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
public abstract string Namespace { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The namespace of the Type; null if the current instance has no namespace or represents a generic parameter.

Implements

_Type.Namespace

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 null.

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

using System;

namespace MyNamespace
{
    class MyClass
    {
    }
}

public class Example
{
    public static void Main()
    {
         Type myType = typeof(MyNamespace.MyClass);
         Console.WriteLine("Displaying information about {0}:", myType); 
         // Get the namespace of the myClass class.
         Console.WriteLine("   Namespace: {0}.", myType.Namespace);
         // Get the name of the module.
         Console.WriteLine("   Module: {0}.", myType.Module);
         // Get the fully qualified type name.
         Console.WriteLine("   Fully qualified name: {0}.", myType.ToString());
    }
}
// The example displays the following output: 
//    Displaying information about MyNamespace.MyClass: 
//       Namespace: MyNamespace. 
//       Module: type_tostring.exe. 
//       Fully qualified name: MyNamespace.MyClass.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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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