MemberInfo.ReflectedType Property

 

Gets the class object that was used to obtain this instance of MemberInfo.

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

Public MustOverride ReadOnly Property ReflectedType As Type

Property Value

Type: System.Type

The Type object through which this MemberInfo object was obtained.

The ReflectedType property retrieves the Type object that was used to obtain this instance of MemberInfo. This may differ from the value of the DeclaringType property if this MemberInfo object represents a member that is inherited from a base class.

If the MemberInfo object is a global member (that is, if it was obtained from the Module.GetMethods method, which returns global methods on a module), the returned DeclaringType will be null.

The following code example shows how the ReflectedType changes when the member Object.ToString is viewed from a MemberInfo obtained from type Object and from a MemberInfo obtained from the MemberInfo class itself, which inherits Object but does not override Object.ToString.

Imports System
Imports System.Reflection

Module Example

    Sub Main()

        Dim m1 As MemberInfo = GetType(Object).GetMethod("ToString")
        Dim m2 As MemberInfo = GetType(MemberInfo).GetMethod("ToString")

        Console.WriteLine("m1.DeclaringType: {0}", m1.DeclaringType)
        Console.WriteLine("m1.ReflectedType: {0}", m1.ReflectedType)
        Console.WriteLine()
        Console.WriteLine("m2.DeclaringType: {0}", m2.DeclaringType)
        Console.WriteLine("m2.ReflectedType: {0}", m2.ReflectedType)

        'Console.ReadLine()
    End Sub
End Module

' This code example produces the following output:
'
' m1.DeclaringType: System.Object
' m1.ReflectedType: System.Object
'
' m2.DeclaringType: System.Object
' m2.ReflectedType: System.Reflection.MemberInfo
'

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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