Assembly.GetType Method (String)
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
The full name of the type.
Return ValueA Type object that represents the specified class, or a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) if the class is not found.
This method only searches the current assembly instance. The name parameter includes the namespace but not the assembly. To search other assemblies for a type, use the Type.GetType method overload, which can optionally include an assembly display name as part of the type name.
A type can be retrieved from a specific module using Module.GetType. Calling Module.GetType on the module containing the manifest will not initiate a search of the entire assembly. To retrieve a type from an assembly, regardless of which module it is in, you must call GetType.
- ReflectionPermission when invoked late-bound through mechanisms such as Type.InvokeMember. Associated enumeration: ReflectionPermissionFlag.MemberAccess.
- ReflectionPermission for reflecting types that are not publicly visible. Associated enumerations: ReflectionPermissionFlag.MemberAccess, ReflectionPermissionFlag.TypeInformation
Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition
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