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GetMethodFromHandle Method (RuntimeMethodHandle, RuntimeTypeHandle)

MethodBase.GetMethodFromHandle Method (RuntimeMethodHandle, RuntimeTypeHandle)

Gets the constructor or method represented by the specified handle, for the specified generic type.

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

public static MethodBase GetMethodFromHandle(
	RuntimeMethodHandle handle,
	RuntimeTypeHandle declaringType


Type: System.RuntimeMethodHandle
A handle to the internal metadata representation of a constructor or method.
Type: System.RuntimeTypeHandle
A handle to the generic type that defines the constructor or method.

Return Value

Type: System.Reflection.MethodBase
The method or constructor specified by handle, in the generic type specified by declaringType.


This member is invoked late-bound through mechanisms such as Type.InvokeMember.


handle is invalid.

Handles are valid only in the application domain in which they were obtained.

A RuntimeMethodHandle structure for a constructor or method of a generic type can represent different MethodBase objects, depending on the types specified for the type parameters of the generic type. For example, if class G<T> (class G(Of T) in Visual Basic, generic <T> ref class G in C++) has a method that returns type T, the MethodBase object for that method in a constructed class such as G<int> (G(Of Integer) in Visual Basic) is different from the MethodBase object for that method in the generic type definition, the MethodBase object for G<string>, and so on.

Platform Notes

Silverlight for Windows Phone Silverlight for Windows Phone

 For the declaringType parameter, this member uses RuntimeMethodHandle instead of RuntimeTypeHandle.


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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