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Marshal.GetTypeLibName Method (ITypeLib)

Retrieves the name of a type library.

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

static member GetTypeLibName : 
        typelib:ITypeLib -> string


Type: System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComTypes.ITypeLib

The type library whose name is to be retrieved.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The name of the type library that the typelib parameter points to.


The typelib parameter is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

The name returned by this method is the identifier used with the library statement, such as ADODB for the Microsoft ADO type library. The name is not a file name.

You can also retrieve the type library name by calling the UCOMITypeInfo.GetDocumentation method and passing -1 for its first parameter.

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

  • SecurityCriticalAttribute 

    requires full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted or transparent code.

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