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Reflector Sample (Visual Basic)

.NET Framework 3.5

The sample shows how to use methods from the System.Reflection namespace to run queries over types from System.Xml.Linq.dll.

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  • Press F5.

The sample shows how to use methods from the System.Reflection namespace to run queries over types from System.Xml.Linq.dll. The by-product is an HTML document outlining the public APIs for the assembly.

The Reflector application generates an HTML document that outlines the public API for a given assembly. The task is achieved in two phases. First, an XML document is emitted in memory. (See method Emit*().) The document captures the relevant aspects of the assembly's metadata. In the second phase, an HTML document is extracted from the XML document. (See method Extract*().) Note that the two phases use the same query constructions to handle similar information in different representations.

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