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 abstract Type ReflectedType { get; }
/** @property */
public abstract Type get_ReflectedType ()

public abstract function get ReflectedType () : Type

Property Value

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. A MemberInfo object represents a member of a particular class or interface.

In order to obtain a MethodInfo object:

  • The Type object that represents the class or interface that supports the method is queried. This property holds a reference to that Type object.

  • If the reflected type is the same class as the declaring class, the member is defined on the declaring class, not on a base class.

  • If the MemberInfo object is a global member, (that is, it was obtained from Module.GetMethods, which returns global methods on a module), then the returned DeclaringType will be a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

The following example gets ReflectedType property for the specified type.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Reflection;
class Mymemberinfo 
    public static void Main(string[] args) 
        Console.WriteLine ("\nReflection.MemberInfo");
        // Get the Type and MemberInfo.
        Type MyType =Type.GetType("System.IO.BufferedStream"); 
        MemberInfo[] Mymemberinfoarray = MyType.GetMembers(); 
        // Get and display the DeclaringType method.
        Console.Write("\nThere are {0} members in ", Mymemberinfoarray.Length); 
        Console.Write("{0}.", MyType.FullName); 
        foreach (MemberInfo Mymemberinfo in Mymemberinfoarray) 
            Console.Write("\n" + Mymemberinfo.Name + " reflected type - " +

import System.*;
import System.IO.*;
import System.Reflection.*;

class MyMemberInfo
    public static void main(String[] args)

        // Get the Type and MemberInfo.
        Type myType = Type.GetType("System.IO.BufferedStream");
        MemberInfo myMemberInfoArray[] = myType.GetMembers();

        // Get and display the DeclaringType method.
        Console.Write("\nThere are {0} members in ",
        Console.Write("{0}.", myType.get_FullName());
        for (int iCtr = 0; iCtr < myMemberInfoArray.length ; iCtr++ ) {
            MemberInfo myMemberInfo = myMemberInfoArray[iCtr];
            Console.Write(("\n" + myMemberInfo.get_Name() 
                + " reflected type - " + myMemberInfo.get_ReflectedType()));
    } //main
} //MyMemberInfo

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0