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ModuleHandle::ResolveTypeHandle Method (Int32)

Returns a runtime type handle for the type identified by the specified metadata token.

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

RuntimeTypeHandle ResolveTypeHandle(
	int typeToken


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

Return Value

Type: System::RuntimeTypeHandle
A RuntimeTypeHandle for the type identified by typeToken.


typeToken is not a valid metadata token for a type in the current module.


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


metadataToken is a TypeSpec whose signature contains element type var or mvar.


The method is called on an empty type handle.

To resolve a metadata token for a TypeSpec whose signature contains element type var or mvar, use the ResolveTypeHandle(Int32, array<RuntimeTypeHandle>, array<RuntimeTypeHandle>) method overload, which allows you to supply the necessary context.


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 International 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.