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GetType Method (String)

ModuleBuilder.GetType Method (String)

Gets the named type defined in the module.

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

public override Type GetType(
	string className


Type: System.String

The name of the Type to get.

Return Value

Type: System.Type
The requested type, if the type is defined in this module; otherwise, null.


Length of className is zero or is greater than 1023.


className is null.


The requested Type is non-public and the caller does not have ReflectionPermission to reflect non-public objects outside the current assembly.


A class initializer is invoked and throws an exception.


An error is encountered while loading the Type.

Do not use this method to generate array types, pointer types, or byref types. Use the TypeBuilder.MakeArrayType, TypeBuilder.MakePointerType, and TypeBuilder.MakeByRefType methods instead.


Starting with the .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1, this member no longer requires ReflectionPermission with the ReflectionPermissionFlag.ReflectionEmit flag. (See Security Issues in Reflection Emit.) To use this functionality, your application should target the .NET Framework 3.5 or later.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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