ITypeResolutionService.GetType Method (String, Boolean)

Loads a type with the specified name.

Namespace:  System.ComponentModel.Design
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

Type GetType(
	string name,
	bool throwOnError
)

Parameters

name
Type: System.String

The name of the type. If the type name is not a fully qualified name that indicates an assembly, this service will search its internal set of referenced assemblies.

throwOnError
Type: System.Boolean

true if this method should throw an exception if the assembly cannot be located; otherwise, false, and this method returns null if the assembly cannot be located.

Return Value

Type: System.Type
An instance of Type that corresponds to the specified name, or null if no type can be found.

If the type cannot be loaded and the throwOnError parameter is true, this will throw an exception.

.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

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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