GetNestedType Method (String, BindingFlags)
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TypeBuilder.GetNestedType Method (String, BindingFlags)

Returns the public and non-public nested types that are declared by this type.

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

public override Type GetNestedType (
	string name,
	BindingFlags bindingAttr
public Type GetNestedType (
	String name, 
	BindingFlags bindingAttr
public override function GetNestedType (
	name : String, 
	bindingAttr : BindingFlags
) : Type
Not applicable.



The String containing the name of the nested type to get.


A bitmask comprised of one or more BindingFlags that specify how the search is conducted.


Zero, to conduct a case-sensitive search for public methods.

Return Value

A Type object representing the nested type that matches the specified requirements, if found; otherwise, a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Exception typeCondition


This method is not implemented for incomplete types.

Retrieve the type using Type.GetType or Assembly.GetType and use reflection on the retrieved type.

If this type is complete, for example, if CreateType has been called on this type, but there are nested types that are not complete, then GetNestedTypes will only return those nested types for which CreateType has been called.

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

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