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FieldInfo.FieldHandle Property

Gets a RuntimeFieldHandle, which is a handle to the internal metadata representation of a field.

Namespace:  System.Reflection
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public abstract RuntimeFieldHandle FieldHandle { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.RuntimeFieldHandle
A handle to the internal metadata representation of a field.



The handles are valid only in the appdomain in which they were obtained.

The following example retrieves MyClass.MyField field information and displays the field associated with the field handle.

using System;
using System.Reflection;

public class MyClass
    public string MyField = "Microsoft";

public class FieldInfo_FieldHandle
    public static void Main()

        MyClass myClass =new MyClass();

        // Get the type of MyClass.
        Type myType = typeof(MyClass);

            // Get the field information of MyField.
            FieldInfo myFieldInfo = myType.GetField("MyField", BindingFlags.Public 
                | BindingFlags.Instance);

            // Determine whether or not the FieldInfo object is null.
                // Get the handle for the field.
                RuntimeFieldHandle myFieldHandle=myFieldInfo.FieldHandle;

                Console.WriteLine("The myFieldInfo object is null.");
        catch(Exception e)
            Console.WriteLine("Exception: {0}", e.Message);

    public static void DisplayFieldHandle(RuntimeFieldHandle myFieldHandle)
        // Get the type from the handle.
        FieldInfo myField = FieldInfo.GetFieldFromHandle(myFieldHandle);      

        // Display the type.
        Console.WriteLine("\nDisplaying the field from the handle.\n");
        Console.WriteLine("The type is {0}.", myField.ToString());

.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

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

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.