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MemberInfo.ReflectedType Property

Gets the class object that was used to obtain this instance of MemberInfo.

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

public abstract Type ReflectedType { get; }
/** @property */
public abstract Type get_ReflectedType ()

public abstract function get ReflectedType () : Type

Not applicable.

Property Value

The Type object through which this MemberInfo object was obtained.

The ReflectedType property retrieves the Type object that was used to obtain this instance of MemberInfo. A MemberInfo object represents a member of a particular class or interface.

In order to obtain a MethodInfo object:

  • The Type object that represents the class or interface that supports the method is queried. This property holds a reference to that Type object.

  • If the reflected type is the same class as the declaring class, the member is defined on the declaring class, not on a base class.

  • If the MemberInfo object is a global member, (that is, it was obtained from Module.GetMethods, which returns global methods on a module), then the returned DeclaringType will be a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

The following code example shows how the ReflectedType changes when the member Object.ToString is viewed from a MemberInfo obtained from type Object and from a MemberInfo obtained from the MemberInfo class itself, which inherits Object but does not override Object.ToString.

using System;
using System.Reflection;

public class Example
{
    static void Main()
    {
        MemberInfo m1 = typeof(Object).GetMethod("ToString");
        MemberInfo m2 = typeof(MemberInfo).GetMethod("ToString");

        Console.WriteLine("m1.DeclaringType: {0}", m1.DeclaringType);
        Console.WriteLine("m1.ReflectedType: {0}", m1.ReflectedType);
        Console.WriteLine();
        Console.WriteLine("m2.DeclaringType: {0}", m2.DeclaringType);
        Console.WriteLine("m2.ReflectedType: {0}", m2.ReflectedType);

        //Console.ReadLine();
    }
}

/* This code example produces the following output:

m1.DeclaringType: System.Object
m1.ReflectedType: System.Object

m2.DeclaringType: System.Object
m2.ReflectedType: System.Reflection.MemberInfo
 */

import System.*;
import System.Reflection.*;

class Example
{
    public static void main()
    {
        MemberInfo m1 = Type.GetType("System.Object").GetMethod("ToString");
        MemberInfo m2 = Type.GetType("System.Reflection.MemberInfo").GetMethod("ToString");

        Console.WriteLine("m1.DeclaringType: {0}", m1.get_DeclaringType());
        Console.WriteLine("m1.ReflectedType: {0}", m1.get_ReflectedType());
        Console.WriteLine();
        Console.WriteLine("m2.DeclaringType: {0}", m2.get_DeclaringType());
        Console.WriteLine("m2.ReflectedType: {0}", m2.get_ReflectedType());

        //Console.ReadLine();
    }
} 
/* This code example produces the following output:
m1.DeclaringType: System.Object
m1.ReflectedType: System.Object

m2.DeclaringType: System.Object
m2.ReflectedType: System.Reflection.MemberInfo
 */

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0
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