Type.GetField Method (String)


Searches for the public field with the specified name.

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

abstract GetField : 
        name:string -> FieldInfo
override GetField : 
        name:string -> FieldInfo


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.

Exception Condition

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.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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