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PropertyDescriptor.GetTypeFromName Method

Returns a type using its name.

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

protected Type GetTypeFromName(
	string typeName
)

Parameters

typeName
Type: System.String
The assembly-qualified name of the type to retrieve.

Return Value

Type: System.Type
A Type that matches the given type name, or null if a match cannot be found.

To find the appropriate type, this method first checks the assembly of the type that this PropertyDescriptor references. If it does not find the type in the assembly, it calls Type.GetType.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

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