Module.ResolveType Method (Int32)

July 28, 2014

Returns the type that is identified by the specified metadata token.

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

public Type ResolveType(
	int metadataToken
)

Parameters

metadataToken
Type: System.Int32
A metadata token that identifies a type in the module.

Return Value

Type: System.Type
The type that is identified by the specified metadata token.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

metadataToken is not a token for a type in the scope of the current module.

-or-

metadataToken is a TypeSpec whose signature contains element type var (a type parameter of a generic type) or mvar (a type parameter of a generic method).

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

metadataToken is not a valid token in the scope of the current module.

To resolve a metadata token for a TypeSpec whose signature contains ELEMENT_TYPE_VAR or ELEMENT_TYPE_MVAR, use the ResolveType(Int32, Type[], Type[]) method overload, which allows you to supply the necessary context. That is, when you are resolving a metadata token for a type that depends on the generic type parameters of the generic type and/or the generic method in which the token is embedded, you must use the overload that allows you to supply those type parameters.

NoteNote:

Information about metadata tokens can be found in the Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) documentation, especially "Partition II: Metadata Definition and Semantics". The documentation is available online; see ECMA C# and Common Language Infrastructure Standards on MSDN and Standard ECMA-335 - Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) on the ECMA Web site.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

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