RuntimeTypeHandle Structure

 

Represents a type using an internal metadata token.

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

<SerializableAttribute>
<ComVisibleAttribute(True)>
Public Structure RuntimeTypeHandle
	Implements ISerializable

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubpropertyValue

Gets a handle to the type represented by this instance.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(Object)

Indicates whether the specified object is equal to the current RuntimeTypeHandle structure.(Overrides ValueType.Equals(Object).)

System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(RuntimeTypeHandle)

Indicates whether the specified RuntimeTypeHandle structure is equal to the current RuntimeTypeHandle structure.

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetHashCode()

Returns the hash code for the current instance.(Overrides ValueType.GetHashCode().)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetModuleHandle()

Gets a handle to the module that contains the type represented by the current instance.

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetObjectData(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext)

Populates a SerializationInfo with the data necessary to deserialize the type represented by the current instance.

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodToString()

Returns the fully qualified type name of this instance.(Inherited from ValueType.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_puboperatorSystem_CAPS_staticEquality(Object, RuntimeTypeHandle)

Indicates whether an object and a RuntimeTypeHandle structure are equal.

System_CAPS_puboperatorSystem_CAPS_staticEquality(RuntimeTypeHandle, Object)

Indicates whether a RuntimeTypeHandle structure is equal to an object.

System_CAPS_puboperatorSystem_CAPS_staticInequality(Object, RuntimeTypeHandle)

Indicates whether an object and a RuntimeTypeHandle structure are not equal.

System_CAPS_puboperatorSystem_CAPS_staticInequality(RuntimeTypeHandle, Object)

Indicates whether a RuntimeTypeHandle structure is not equal to an object.

The following example demonstrates how to obtain a RuntimeTypeHandlefrom a type or from an object, and how to turn the handle back into a type.

Imports System
Imports System.Reflection

Public Class MyClass1
    Private x As Integer = 0

    Public Function MyMethod() As Integer
        Return x
    End Function 'MyMethod
End Class 

Public Class MyClass2

    Public Shared Sub Main()
        Dim myClass1 As New MyClass1()

        ' Get the RuntimeTypeHandle from an object.
        Dim myRTHFromObject As RuntimeTypeHandle = Type.GetTypeHandle(myClass1)
        ' Get the RuntimeTypeHandle from a type.
        Dim myRTHFromType As RuntimeTypeHandle = GetType(MyClass1).TypeHandle

        Console.WriteLine(vbLf & "myRTHFromObject.Value:  {0}", _
            myRTHFromObject.Value)
        Console.WriteLine("myRTHFromObject.GetType():  {0}", _
            myRTHFromObject.GetType())
        Console.WriteLine("Get the type back from the handle...")
        Console.WriteLine("Type.GetTypeFromHandle(myRTHFromObject):  {0}", _
            Type.GetTypeFromHandle(myRTHFromObject))

        Console.WriteLine(vbLf & "myRTHFromObject.Equals(myRTHFromType):  {0}", _
            myRTHFromObject.Equals(myRTHFromType))

        Console.WriteLine(vbLf & "myRTHFromType.Value:  {0}", _
            myRTHFromType.Value)
        Console.WriteLine("myRTHFromType.GetType():  {0}", _
            myRTHFromType.GetType())
        Console.WriteLine("Get the type back from the handle...")
        Console.WriteLine("Type.GetTypeFromHandle(myRTHFromType):  {0}", _
            Type.GetTypeFromHandle(myRTHFromType))
    End Sub 
End Class 

' This code example produces output similar to the following:
'
'myRTHFromObject.Value:  7549720
'myRTHFromObject.GetType():  System.RuntimeTypeHandle
'Get the type back from the handle...
'Type.GetTypeFromHandle(myRTHFromObject):  MyClass1
'
'myRTHFromObject.Equals(myRTHFromType):  True
'
'myRTHFromType.Value:  7549720
'myRTHFromType.GetType():  System.RuntimeTypeHandle
'Get the type back from the handle...
'Type.GetTypeFromHandle(myRTHFromType):  MyClass1

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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