Module.ResolveMember Method (Int32)

 

Returns the type or member identified by the specified metadata token.

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

public MemberInfo ResolveMember(
	int metadataToken
)

Parameters

metadataToken
Type: System.Int32

A metadata token that identifies a type or member in the module.

Return Value

Type: System.Reflection.MemberInfo

A MemberInfo object representing the type or member that is identified by the specified metadata token.

Exception Condition
ArgumentException

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

-or-

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

-or-

metadataToken identifies a property or event.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

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

To resolve a metadata token for a MethodSpec or TypeSpec whose signature contains element type ELEMENT_TYPE_VAR or ELEMENT_TYPE_MVAR, use the ResolveMember(Int32, Type[], Type[]) method overload, which allows you to supply the necessary context. That is, when you are resolving a metadata token for a member 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.

System_CAPS_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.

For code that demonstrates token resolution using the generic context (that is, the generic type parameters of the generic type and/or the generic method in which the token is embedded) see the ResolveMethod(Int32, Type[], Type[]) method.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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