GetTypeInfoName Method (ITypeInfo)
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Marshal.GetTypeInfoName Method (ITypeInfo)

Retrieves the name of the type represented by an ITypeInfo.

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

[SecurityPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, Flags = SecurityPermissionFlag.UnmanagedCode)]
public static string GetTypeInfoName(
	ITypeInfo typeInfo


Type: System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComTypes.ITypeInfo

A ITypeInfo object that represents an ITypeInfo pointer.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The name of the type pointed to by the typeInfo parameter.


The typeInfo parameter is null.

You can also retrieve the name of the type represented by an ITypeInfo by calling the UCOMITypeInfo.GetDocumentation method and passing a -1 for its first parameter. For additional information about ITypeInfo, see the MSDN Library.


This method uses SecurityAction.LinkDemand to prevent it from being called from untrusted code; only the immediate caller is required to have SecurityPermissionAttribute.UnmanagedCode permission. If your code can be called from partially trusted code, do not pass user input to Marshal class methods without validation. For important limitations on using the LinkDemand member, see Demand vs. LinkDemand.

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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