Assembly.GetType Method (String, Boolean, Boolean)

Gets the Type object with the specified name in the assembly instance, with the options of ignoring the case, and of throwing an exception if the type is not found.

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

public Type GetType (
	string name,
	bool throwOnError,
	bool ignoreCase
)
public final Type GetType (
	String name, 
	boolean throwOnError, 
	boolean ignoreCase
)
public final function GetType (
	name : String, 
	throwOnError : boolean, 
	ignoreCase : boolean
) : Type
Not applicable.

Parameters

name

The full name of the type.

throwOnError

true to throw an exception if the type is not found; false to return a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

ignoreCase

true to ignore the case of the type name; otherwise, false.

Return Value

A Type object that represents the specified class.

Exception typeCondition

ArgumentException

name is invalid.

-or-

The length of name exceeds 1024 characters.

ArgumentNullException

name is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

TypeLoadException

throwOnError is true, and the type cannot be found.

FileNotFoundException

name requires a dependent assembly that could not be found.

FileLoadException

name requires a dependent assembly that was found but could not be loaded.

-or-

The current assembly was loaded into the reflection-only context, and name requires a dependent assembly that was not preloaded.

BadImageFormatException

name requires a dependent assembly, but the file is not a valid assembly.

-or-

name requires a dependent assembly which was compiled for a version of the runtime later than the currently loaded version.

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.

NoteNote:

If the type has been forwarded to another assembly, it is still returned by this method. For information on type forwarding, see Type Forwarding in the Common Language Runtime.

The throwOnError parameter only affects what happens when the type is not found. It does not affect any other exceptions that might be thrown. In particular, if the type is found but cannot be loaded, TypeLoadException can be thrown even if throwOnError is false.

Windows 98, Windows Server 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

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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