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CodeTypeReferenceExpression Class

Represents a reference to a data type.

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

public class CodeTypeReferenceExpression : CodeExpression

CodeTypeReferenceExpression can be used to reference a particular data type.

The Type property specifies the data type to reference.

The following example demonstrates use of a CodeTypeReferenceExpression to represent a reference to a type.

// Creates an expression referencing the System.DateTime type.
CodeTypeReferenceExpression typeRef1 = new CodeTypeReferenceExpression("System.DateTime");

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

// Generate code and send the output to the console
provider.GenerateCodeFromExpression(typeRef1, Console.Out, new CodeGeneratorOptions());
// The code generator produces the following source code for the preceeding example code: 

//    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