Assembly::GetType Method (String)
Gets the Type object with the specified name in the assembly instance.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
name is invalid.
name is nullptr.
name requires a dependent assembly that could not be found.
name requires a dependent assembly that was found but could not be loaded.
The current assembly was loaded into the reflection-only context, and name requires a dependent assembly that was not preloaded.
name requires a dependent assembly, but the file is not a valid assembly.
name requires a dependent assembly which was compiled for a version of the runtime later than the currently loaded version.
This method only searches the current assembly instance. The name parameter includes the namespace but not the assembly. To search other assemblies for a type, use the Type::GetType(String) method overload, which can optionally include an assembly display name as part of the type name.
If the type has been forwarded to another assembly, it is still returned by this method. For information on type forwarding, see Type Forwarding in the Common Language Runtime.
The following example defines an abstract MeansOfTransportation class in the Transportation namespace. It calls the method to retrieve its Type object, calls the Type::GetProperties method to get an array of PropertyInfo objects that represent the type's properties, and then displays information on the type's abstract properties. Note that the call to the method uses the type's fully qualified name (that is, its namespace along with its type name).
.NET FrameworkSupported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
.NET Framework Client ProfileSupported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
Portable Class LibrarySupported in: Portable Class Library
.NET for Windows Store appsSupported in: Windows 8
.NET for Windows Phone appsSupported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8
Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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)
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