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TypeBuilder.DefineNestedType Method (String)

Defines a nested type, given its name.

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

public TypeBuilder DefineNestedType (
	string name
public TypeBuilder DefineNestedType (
	String name
public function DefineNestedType (
	name : String
) : TypeBuilder
Not applicable.



The short name of the type. name cannot contain embedded nulls.

Return Value

The defined nested type.

Exception typeCondition


Length of name is zero.


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

This method can be used to create nested types even after the CreateType method has been called on the enclosing type.

The nested type needs to be complete before you can reflect on it using GetMembers, GetNestedType, or GetNestedTypes.

See the description of CreateType for the order in which nested types and nesting types should be completed.

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