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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)

'Declaration
Public MustOverride ReadOnly Property ReflectedType As Type
'Usage
Dim instance As MemberInfo 
Dim value As Type 

value = instance.ReflectedType

Property Value

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

Implements

_MemberInfo.ReflectedType

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

        'Console.ReadLine() 
    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 
'

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

.NET Framework

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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