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MemberInfo.ReflectedType Property

Gets the class object that was used to obtain this instance of MemberInfo.

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

Public MustOverride ReadOnly Property ReflectedType As Type

Property Value

Type: System.Type
The Type object through which this MemberInfo object was obtained.



The ReflectedType property retrieves the Type object that was used to obtain this instance of MemberInfo. This may differ from the value of the DeclaringType property if this MemberInfo object represents a member that is inherited from a base class.

If the MemberInfo object is a global member (that is, if it was obtained from the Module.GetMethods method, which returns global methods on a module), the returned DeclaringType will be Nothing.

The following code example shows how the ReflectedType changes when the member Object.ToString is viewed from a MemberInfo obtained from type Object and from a MemberInfo obtained from the MemberInfo class itself, which inherits Object but does not override Object.ToString.

Imports System
Imports System.Reflection

Module Example

    Sub Main()

        Dim m1 As MemberInfo = GetType(Object).GetMethod("ToString")
        Dim m2 As MemberInfo = GetType(MemberInfo).GetMethod("ToString")

        Console.WriteLine("m1.DeclaringType: {0}", m1.DeclaringType)
        Console.WriteLine("m1.ReflectedType: {0}", m1.ReflectedType)
        Console.WriteLine("m2.DeclaringType: {0}", m2.DeclaringType)
        Console.WriteLine("m2.ReflectedType: {0}", m2.ReflectedType)

    End Sub
End Module

' This code example produces the following output:
' m1.DeclaringType: System.Object
' m1.ReflectedType: System.Object
' m2.DeclaringType: System.Object
' m2.ReflectedType: System.Reflection.MemberInfo

.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.