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_Assembly.GetType Method (String, Boolean)

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Provides COM objects with version-independent access to the GetType method.

This method is not CLS-compliant.  

Namespace: System.Runtime.InteropServices
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

Type GetType (
	string name,
	bool throwOnError
Type GetType (
	String name, 
	boolean throwOnError
function GetType (
	name : String, 
	throwOnError : boolean
) : Type



The full name of the type.


true to throw an exception if the type is not found; false to return a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Return Value

A Type object that represents the specified class.

This method is for access to managed classes from unmanaged code, and should not be called from managed code.

The GetType method gets the Type object with the specified name in the assembly instance and optionally throws an exception if the type is not found.

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

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0