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Module Class

Performs reflection on a module.

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

public class Module : _Module, ISerializable, 

A module is a portable executable file, such as type.dll or application.exe, consisting of one or more classes and interfaces. There may be multiple namespaces contained in a single module, and a namespace may span multiple modules.

One or more modules deployed as a unit compose an assembly. For information about creating an assembly with more than one module, see Multifile Assemblies.

Note that a .NET Framework module is not the same as a module in Visual Basic, which is used by a programmers to organize functions and subroutines in an application.

The following code examples show how to use reflection to get information about modules:

using System.Reflection;
using System;
public class Program {

    public static void Main() {
        Class1 c1 = new Class1();
        //  Show the current module.
        Module m = c1.GetType().Module;
        Console.WriteLine("The current module is {0}.", m.Name);

        //  List all modules in the assembly.
        Assembly curAssembly = Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly();
        Console.WriteLine("The current executing assembly is {0}.", curAssembly);

        Module[] mods = curAssembly.GetModules();
        foreach (Module md in mods) {
            Console.WriteLine("This assembly contains the {0} module", md.Name);
class Class1 {

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0