GetField Method (String)
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Type.GetField Method (String)

Searches for the public field with the specified name.

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

public FieldInfo GetField(
	string name


Type: System.String
The string containing the name of the data field to get.

Return Value

Type: System.Reflection.FieldInfo
An object representing the public field with the specified name, if found; otherwise, null.




name is null.


This Type object is a TypeBuilder whose CreateType method has not yet been called.

The search for name is case-sensitive. The search includes public static and public instance fields.

If the current Type represents a constructed generic type, this method returns the FieldInfo with the type parameters replaced by the appropriate type arguments.

If the current Type represents a type parameter in the definition of a generic type or generic method, this method searches the fields of the class constraint.

The following example gets the Type object for the specified class, obtains the FieldInfo object for the field, and displays the value of the field.

using System;
using System.Reflection;

public class MyFieldClassA
    public string Field = "A Field";

public class MyFieldClassB
    private string field = "B Field";
    public string Field 
            return field;
            if (field!=value)

public class MyFieldInfoClass
    public static void Main()
        MyFieldClassB myFieldObjectB = new MyFieldClassB();
        MyFieldClassA myFieldObjectA = new MyFieldClassA();

        Type myTypeA = typeof(MyFieldClassA);
        FieldInfo myFieldInfo = myTypeA.GetField("Field");

        Type myTypeB = typeof(MyFieldClassB);
        FieldInfo myFieldInfo1 = myTypeB.GetField("field", 
            BindingFlags.NonPublic | BindingFlags.Instance);

        Console.WriteLine("The value of the public field is: '{0}'", 
        Console.WriteLine("The value of the private field is: '{0}'", 

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

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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