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Type.ToString Method

Returns a String representing the name of the current Type.

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

public override string ToString()

Return Value

Type: System.String
A String representing the name of the current Type.

Implements

_Type.ToString()

This method returns the fully qualified common language runtime namespace and name for all primitive types. For example, the C# instruction, (long)0.Type().ToString() returns "System.Int64" instead of merely "Int64".

If the current Type represents a generic type, the type and its type arguments are qualified by namespace and by nested type, but not by assembly. If the current Type represents a type parameter in the definition of a generic type or generic method, this method returns the unqualified name of the type parameter.

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

using System;

namespace MyNamespace
{
    class MyClass
    {
    }
}

public class Example
{
    public static void Main()
    {
         Type myType = typeof(MyNamespace.MyClass);
         Console.WriteLine("Displaying information about {0}:", myType); 
         // Get the namespace of the myClass class.
         Console.WriteLine("   Namespace: {0}.", myType.Namespace);
         // Get the name of the module.
         Console.WriteLine("   Module: {0}.", myType.Module);
         // Get the fully qualified type name.
         Console.WriteLine("   Fully qualified name: {0}.", myType.ToString());
    }
}
// The example displays the following output: 
//    Displaying information about MyNamespace.MyClass: 
//       Namespace: MyNamespace. 
//       Module: type_tostring.exe. 
//       Fully qualified name: MyNamespace.MyClass.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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