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Type.GetEvent Method (String, BindingFlags)

When overridden in a derived class, returns the EventInfo object representing the specified event, using the specified binding constraints.

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

abstract GetEvent : 
        name:string * 
        bindingAttr:BindingFlags -> EventInfo 

Parameters

name
Type: System.String
The string containing the name of an event which is declared or inherited by the current Type.
bindingAttr
Type: System.Reflection.BindingFlags
A bitmask comprised of one or more BindingFlags that specify how the search is conducted.
-or-
Zero, to return a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Return Value

Type: System.Reflection.EventInfo
The object representing the specified event that is declared or inherited by the current Type, if found; otherwise, a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Implements

_Type.GetEvent(String, BindingFlags)

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

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

The following BindingFlags filter flags can be used to define which events to include in the search:

  • You must specify either BindingFlags.Instance or BindingFlags.Static in order to get a return.

  • Specify BindingFlags.Public to include public events in the search.

  • Specify BindingFlags.NonPublic to include non-public events (that is, private, internal, and protected events) in the search.

  • Specify BindingFlags.FlattenHierarchy to include public and protected static members up the hierarchy; private static members in inherited classes are not included.

The following BindingFlags modifier flags can be used to change how the search works:

  • BindingFlags.IgnoreCase to ignore the case of name.

  • BindingFlags.DeclaredOnly to search only the events declared on the Type, not events that were simply inherited.

See System.Reflection.BindingFlags for more information.

An event is considered public to reflection if it has at least one method or accessor that is public. Otherwise the event is considered private, and you must use BindingFlags.NonPublic | BindingFlags.Instance | BindingFlags.Static (in Visual Basic, combine the values using Or) to get it.

If the current Type represents a constructed generic type, this method returns the EventInfo with the type parameters replaced by the appropriate type arguments.

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

The following code example uses the GetEvent(String, BindingFlags) method to search a type for a public or non-public event named "Click" that is not static (Shared in Visual Basic).

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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