Type.Namespace Property

July 28, 2014

Gets the namespace of the Type.

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

Public MustOverride ReadOnly Property Namespace As String

Property Value

Type: System.String
The namespace of the Type; Nothing if the current instance has no namespace, or represents a generic parameter.

A namespace is a logical design-time naming convenience, used mainly to define scope in an application and organize classes and other types in a single hierarchical structure. From the viewpoint of the runtime, there are no namespaces.

If the current Type represents a constructed generic type, this property returns the namespace that contains the generic type definition. Similarly, if the current Type represents a generic parameter T, this property returns the namespace that contains the generic type definition that defines T.

If the current Type object represents a generic parameter, this property returns Nothing.

This following example demonstrates a use of the Namespace and Module properties and the ToString method of Type.

Namespace MyNamespace
   Class [MyClass]
   End Class '[MyClass]
End Namespace 'MyNamespace
Public Class Example
   Public Shared Sub Demo(ByVal outputBlock As System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock)
         Dim myType As Type = GetType(MyNamespace.MyClass)
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format(ControlChars.NewLine + "Printing the details of {0}." + ControlChars.NewLine, myType) & vbCrLf
         ' Get the namespace of the class Example.
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Namespace: {0}.", myType.Namespace) & vbCrLf
         ' Get the name of the module.
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Module: {0}.", myType.Module) & vbCrLf
         ' Get the fully qualified common language runtime namespace.
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Fully qualified type: {0}.", myType.ToString()) & vbCrLf
      Catch e As Exception
         outputBlock.Text &= "Exception: " + e.Message.ToString() & vbCrLf
      End Try
   End Sub 'Main
End Class 'Type_ToString_3

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Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

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