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Module.ResolveType Method (Int32)

Returns the type identified by the specified metadata token.

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

public Type ResolveType(
	int metadataToken
)

Parameters

metadataToken
Type: System.Int32
A metadata token that identifies a type in the module.

Return Value

Type: System.Type
A Type object representing the type that is identified by the specified metadata token.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

metadataToken is not a token for a type in the scope of the current module.

-or-

metadataToken is a TypeSpec whose signature contains element type var (a type parameter of a generic type) or mvar (a type parameter of a generic method).

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

metadataToken is not a valid token in the scope of the current module.

To resolve a metadata token for a TypeSpec whose signature contains ELEMENT_TYPE_VAR or ELEMENT_TYPE_MVAR, use the ResolveType(Int32, Type[], Type[]) method overload, which allows you to supply the necessary context. That is, when you are resolving a metadata token for a type that depends on the generic type parameters of the generic type and/or the generic method in which the token is embedded, you must use the overload that allows you to supply those type parameters.

NoteNote

Information about metadata tokens can be found in the Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) documentation, especially "Partition II: Metadata Definition and Semantics". The documentation is available online; see ECMA C# and Common Language Infrastructure Standards on MSDN and Standard ECMA-335 - Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) on the ECMA Web site.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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