Assembly.GetModule Method

Gets the specified module in this assembly.

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

public final function GetModule(
	name : String
) : Module

Parameters

name
Type: System.String

The name of the module being requested.

Return Value

Type: System.Reflection.Module
The module being requested, or a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) if the module is not found.

Implements

_Assembly.GetModule(String)

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

The name parameter is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

ArgumentException

The name parameter is an empty string ("").

FileLoadException

A file that was found could not be loaded.

FileNotFoundException

name was not found.

BadImageFormatException

name is not a valid assembly.

This method works on file names.

Classes in the Reflection.Emit namespace emit the scope name for a dynamic module. The scope name can be determined by the Module.ScopeName property. Pass the kind of module you want to Assembly.GetModule. For example, if you want the module that contains the assembly manifest, pass the scope name of the module to GetModule. Otherwise, pass the file name of the module. Assemblies loaded by one of the Load methods that have a byte[] parameter have only one module, and that is the manifest module. Always seek these modules using the scope name.

A type can be retrieved from a specific module using Module.GetType. Calling Module.GetType on the module containing the manifest will not initiate a search of the entire assembly. To retrieve a type from an assembly, regardless of which module it is in, you must call Assembly.GetType.

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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