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Name Property

MemberInfo.Name Property

Gets the name of the current member.

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

public abstract string Name { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The name of this member.

Only the simple name of the member is returned, not the fully qualified name.

To get the Name property, get the class Type. From the Type, get the MemberInfo array. From a MemberInfo element of the array, obtain the Name property.

This example lists the Name and DeclaringType property of each member of the specified class.

using System;
using System.Reflection;

class Example
   public static int Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
      outputBlock.Text += "\nReflection.MemberInfo" + "\n";

      // Get the Type and MemberInfo.
      Type MyType = Type.GetType("System.Empty");
      MemberInfo[] Examplearray = MyType.GetMembers();

      // Get and display the DeclaringType method.
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("\nThere are {0} members in ",
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("{0}.", MyType.FullName);

      foreach (MemberInfo Example in Examplearray)
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("\n" + Example.Name
             + " declaring type - " +

      return 0;


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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