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Module Class

Performs reflection on a module.

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

<SerializableAttribute> _
<ComVisibleAttribute(True)> _
<ClassInterfaceAttribute(ClassInterfaceType.None)> _
Public Class Module
	Implements _Module, ISerializable, ICustomAttributeProvider
Dim instance As Module

/** @attribute SerializableAttribute() */ 
/** @attribute ComVisibleAttribute(true) */ 
/** @attribute ClassInterfaceAttribute(ClassInterfaceType.None) */ 
public class Module implements _Module, ISerializable, 
public class Module implements _Module, ISerializable, 
Not applicable.

A module is a portable executable file, such as type.dll or application.exe, consisting of one or more classes and interfaces. There may be multiple namespaces contained in a single module, and a namespace may span multiple modules.

One or more modules deployed as a unit compose an assembly. For information about creating an assembly with more than one module, see Multifile Assemblies.

Note that a .NET Framework module is not the same as a module in Visual Basic, which is used by a programmers to organize functions and subroutines in an application.

The following code examples show how to use reflection to get information about modules:

Imports System.Reflection
Imports System

Public Class Program
    Public Shared Sub Main()

        Dim c1 As New Class1

        ' Show the current module.

        ' Note the brackets around "[Module]" to differentiate 
        ' it from the Visual Basic "Module" keyword.
        Dim m As [Module] = c1.GetType().Module
        Console.WriteLine("The current module is {0}.", m.Name)

        ' List all modules in the assembly.
        Dim curAssembly As Assembly = Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly()
        Console.WriteLine("The executing assembly is {0}.", curAssembly)

        Dim mods() As [Module] = curAssembly.GetModules()

        For Each md As [Module] In mods
            Console.WriteLine("This assembly contains the {0} module", md.Name)

    End Sub

End Class
Class Class1

End Class

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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