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GetType Method (String, Boolean, Boolean)

ModuleBuilder.GetType Method (String, Boolean, Boolean)

Gets the named type defined in this module, optionally ignoring the case of the type name. Optionally throws an exception if the type is not found.

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

public override Type GetType(
	string className,
	bool throwOnError,
	bool ignoreCase


Type: System.String
The name of the Type to get.
Type: System.Boolean
true to throw an exception if the type cannot be found; false to return null.
Type: System.Boolean
If true, the search is case-insensitive. If false, the search is case-sensitive.

Return Value

Type: System.Type
The requested type, if the type is defined in this module; otherwise, null.


Length of className is zero or is greater than 1023.


className is null.


A class initializer is invoked and throws an exception.


throwOnError is true and the specified type is not found.

The throwOnError parameter only affects what happens when the type is not found. It does not affect any other exceptions that might be thrown. In particular, if the type is found but cannot be loaded, TypeLoadException can be thrown even if throwOnError is false.

Do not use this method to generate array types, pointer types, or byref types. Use the TypeBuilder.MakeArrayType, TypeBuilder.MakePointerType, and TypeBuilder.MakeByRefType methods instead.


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

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