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BuildManager.GetType Method (String, Boolean)

Finds a type in the top-level assemblies or in assemblies that are defined in configuration, and optionally throws an exception on failure.

Namespace:  System.Web.Compilation
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

public static Type GetType(
	string typeName,
	bool throwOnError


Type: System.String

The name of the type.

Type: System.Boolean

true to throw an exception if a Type object cannot be generated for the type name; otherwise, false.

Return Value

Type: System.Type
A Type object that represents the requested typeName parameter.


typeName is invalid.

- or -

typeName is ambiguous.

- or -

typeName could not be found, and throwOnError is true.

A top-level assembly refers to the Global.asax file, or to a file that is in the App_GlobalResources, App_WebReferences, App_Code, or App_Browsers directory.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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