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ResolveType Method (Int32, Type[], Type[])
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Module.ResolveType Method (Int32, Type[], Type[])

Returns the type identified by the specified metadata token, in the context defined by the specified generic type parameters.

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

public Type ResolveType(
	int metadataToken,
	Type[] genericTypeArguments,
	Type[] genericMethodArguments
)

Parameters

metadataToken
Type: System.Int32

A metadata token that identifies a type in the module.

genericTypeArguments
Type: System.Type[]

An array of Type objects representing the generic type arguments of the type where the token is in scope, or null if that type is not generic.

genericMethodArguments
Type: System.Type[]

An array of Type objects representing the generic type arguments of the method where the token is in scope, or null if that method is not generic.

Return Value

Type: System.Type
A Type object representing the type that is identified by the specified metadata token.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

metadataToken is not a token for a type in the scope of the current module.

-or-

metadataToken is a TypeSpec whose signature contains element type var (a type parameter of a generic type) or mvar (a type parameter of a generic method), and the necessary generic type arguments were not supplied for either or both of genericTypeArguments and genericMethodArguments.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

metadataToken is not a valid token in the scope of the current module.

Use the Type.GetGenericArguments method on the type where metadataToken is in scope to obtain an array of generic type arguments for genericTypeArguments. Use the MethodInfo.GetGenericArguments method on the method where metadataToken is in scope to obtain an array of generic type arguments for genericTypeArguments. It is always safe to provide these arguments, even when they are not needed.

NoteNote:

Information about metadata tokens can be found in the Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) documentation, especially "Partition II: Metadata Definition and Semantics". The documentation is available online; see ECMA C# and Common Language Infrastructure Standards on MSDN and Standard ECMA-335 - Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) on the ECMA Web site.

For code that demonstrates token resolution using the generic context (that is, the generic type parameters of the generic type and/or the generic method in which the token is embedded) see the ResolveMethod(Int32, Type[], Type[]) method.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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