Type.GetNestedType Method (String)

Searches for the public nested type with the specified name.

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

'Declaration
Public Function GetNestedType ( _
	name As String _
) As Type
'Usage
Dim instance As Type 
Dim name As String 
Dim returnValue As Type 

returnValue = instance.GetNestedType(name)

Parameters

name
Type: System.String

The string containing the name of the nested type to get.

Return Value

Type: System.Type
A Type object representing the public nested type with the specified name, if found; otherwise, Nothing.

Implements

_Type.GetNestedType(String)

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

name is Nothing.

The search for name is case-sensitive.

Use the simple name of the nested class for name. Do not qualify it with the name of the outer class. For a generic nested class, use the mangled name — that is, append a grave accent and the number of generic arguments. For example, use the string "Inner`1" to get the generic nested class Inner<T> (Inner(Of T) in Visual Basic). Do not include language-specific syntax for type parameters.

The following table shows what members of a base class are returned by the Get methods when reflecting on a type.

Member Type

Static

Non-Static

Constructor

No

No

Field

No

Yes. A field is always hide-by-name-and-signature.

Event

Not applicable

The common type system rule is that the inheritance is the same as that of the methods that implement the property. Reflection treats properties as hide-by-name-and-signature. See note 2 below.

Method

No

Yes. A method (both virtual and non-virtual) can be hide-by-name or hide-by-name-and-signature.

Nested Type

No

No

Property

Not applicable

The common type system rule is that the inheritance is the same as that of the methods that implement the property. Reflection treats properties as hide-by-name-and-signature. See note 2 below.

  1. Hide-by-name-and-signature considers all of the parts of the signature, including custom modifiers, return types, parameter types, sentinels, and unmanaged calling conventions. This is a binary comparison.

  2. For reflection, properties and events are hide-by-name-and-signature. If you have a property with both a get and a set accessor in the base class, but the derived class has only a get accessor, the derived class property hides the base class property, and you will not be able to access the setter on the base class.

  3. Custom attributes are not part of the common type system.

If the current Type represents a type parameter in the definition of a generic type or generic method, this method searches the nested types of the class constraint.

If a nested type is generic, this method returns its generic type definition. This is true even if the enclosing generic type is a closed constructed type.

NoteNote:

If the current Type represents a generic type defined in C#, Visual Basic, or C++, its nested types are all generic even if they have no generic parameters of their own. This is not necessarily true of nested types defined in dynamic assemblies or compiled with the MSIL Assembler (Ilasm.exe).

For information on nested generic types, and on constructing nested generic types from their generic type definitions, see MakeGenericType.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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