ModuleBuilder.GetType Method (String, Boolean, Boolean)

Gets the named type defined in the module, optionally ignoring the case of the type name. Optionally throws an exception if the type is not found.

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

[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public override Type GetType(
	string className,
	bool throwOnError,
	bool ignoreCase
)

Parameters

className
Type: System.String

The name of the Type to get.

throwOnError
Type: System.Boolean

true to throw an exception if the type cannot be found; false to return null.

ignoreCase
Type: System.Boolean

If true, the search is case-insensitive. If false, the search is case-sensitive.

Return Value

Type: System.Type
The specified type, if the type is declared in this module; otherwise, null.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

Length of className is zero or is greater than 1023.

ArgumentNullException

className is null.

SecurityException

The requested Type is non-public and the caller does not have ReflectionPermission to reflect non-public objects outside the current assembly.

TargetInvocationException

A class initializer is invoked and throws an exception.

TypeLoadException

throwOnError is true and the specified type is not found.

The throwOnError parameter only affects what happens when the type is not found. It does not affect any other exceptions that might be thrown. In particular, if the type is found but cannot be loaded, TypeLoadException can be thrown even if throwOnError is false.

Do not use this method to generate array types, pointer types, or byref types. Use the TypeBuilder.MakeArrayType, TypeBuilder.MakePointerType, and TypeBuilder.MakeByRefType methods instead.

NoteNote

Starting with the .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1, this member no longer requires ReflectionPermission with the ReflectionPermissionFlag.ReflectionEmit flag. (See Security Issues in Reflection Emit.) To use this functionality, your application should target the .NET Framework 3.5 or later.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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