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CodeTypeOfExpression Class

Represents a typeof expression, an expression that returns a Type for a specified type name.

Namespace:  System.CodeDom
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

public class CodeTypeOfExpression : CodeExpression

A CodeTypeOfExpression represents a typeof expression that returns a Type at runtime.

The Type property specifies the data type to return a Type object for.

Use CodeTypeReferenceExpression to represent source code that refers to a type by name, such as when creating a CodeCastExpression to cast an object to a name-specified type.

The following example demonstrates use of a CodeTypeOfExpression to represent a typeof expression.

// Creates a reference to the System.DateTime type.
CodeTypeReference typeRef1 = new CodeTypeReference("System.DateTime");

// Creates a typeof expression for the specified type reference.
CodeTypeOfExpression typeof1 = new CodeTypeOfExpression(typeRef1);

// Create a C# code provider
CodeDomProvider provider = CodeDomProvider.CreateProvider("CSharp");

// Generate code and send the output to the console
provider.GenerateCodeFromExpression(typeof1, Console.Out, new CodeGeneratorOptions());
// The code generator produces the following source code for the preceeding example code: 
//    typeof(System.DateTime)


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

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, 1.1, 1.0