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Type.GetProperty Method (String, Type)

.NET Framework 1.1

Searches for the public property with the specified name and return type.

[Visual Basic]
Overloads Public Function GetProperty( _
   ByVal name As String, _
   ByVal returnType As Type _
) As PropertyInfo
public PropertyInfo GetProperty(
 string name,
 Type returnType
public: PropertyInfo* GetProperty(
 String* name,
 Type* returnType
public function GetProperty(
   name : String,
 returnType : Type
) : PropertyInfo;


The String containing the name of the public property to get.
The return type of the property.

Return Value

A PropertyInfo object representing the public property with the specified name, if found; otherwise, a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


Exception Type Condition
AmbiguousMatchException More than one property is found with the specified name.
ArgumentNullException name is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The search for name is case-sensitive.

If the requested type is non-public and the caller does not have ReflectionPermission to reflect non-public objects outside the current assembly, this method returns a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The following example defines a class with one property and retrieves the name and type of the property.


Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework, Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) Standard

See Also

Type Class | Type Members | System Namespace | Type.GetProperty Overload List | PropertyInfo | String | DefaultBinder | ReflectionPermission | GetPropertyImpl | GetProperties