ModuleBuilder.DefineType Method (String, TypeAttributes)

Constructs a TypeBuilder given the type name and the type attributes.

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

public TypeBuilder DefineType(
	string name,
	TypeAttributes attr
)

Parameters

name
Type: System.String

The full path of the type. name cannot contain embedded nulls.

attr
Type: System.Reflection.TypeAttributes

The attributes of the defined type.

Return Value

Type: System.Reflection.Emit.TypeBuilder
A TypeBuilder created with all of the requested attributes.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

A type with the given name exists in the parent assembly of this module.

-or-

Nested type attributes are set on a type that is not nested.

ArgumentNullException

name is null.

Type names must be unique within an assembly. You cannot have two types with the same name in two different modules of an assembly.

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.

The following example creates a TypeBuilder in the current dynamic module using CreateType, builds and completes the type, and saves the assembly.

AssemblyName asmname = new AssemblyName();
asmname.Name = "assemfilename.exe";        
AssemblyBuilder asmbuild = System.Threading.Thread.GetDomain().
            DefineDynamicAssembly(asmname, AssemblyBuilderAccess.RunAndSave);
ModuleBuilder modbuild = asmbuild.DefineDynamicModule( "modulename",
   "assemfilename.exe" );
TypeBuilder typebuild1 = modbuild.DefineType( "typename" );
typebuild1.CreateType();
asmbuild.Save( "assemfilename.exe" );

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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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