This documentation is archived and is not being maintained.

TypeNameConverter Class

Windows Identity Foundation
[Starting with the .NET Framework 4.5, Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) has been fully integrated into the .NET Framework. The version of WIF addressed by this topic, WIF 3.5, is deprecated and should only be used when developing against the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 or the .NET Framework 4. For more information about WIF in the .NET Framework 4.5, also known as WIF 4.5, see the Windows Identity Foundation documentation in the .NET Framework 4.5 Development Guide.]

The TypeNameConverter class uses the TypeUtil.GetTypeWithReflectionPermission method to convert from a string to a type, which does not work well in a hosted environment. In such cases, the assembly name is also required in addition to the type name (for example, add type=CustomSaml11SecurityTokenHandler, App_Code). To work around this issue, this class uses BuildManager.GetType to perform these conversions.

Namespace: Microsoft.IdentityModel.Configuration
Assembly: Microsoft.IdentityModel (in Microsoft.IdentityModel.dll)

Dim instance As TypeNameConverter

public sealed class TypeNameConverter : ConfigurationConverterBase
public final class TypeNameConverter extends ConfigurationConverterBase
public final class TypeNameConverter extends ConfigurationConverterBase


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


Target Platforms

Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP2 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Copyright © 2008 by Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.