ReflectionContext Class

.NET Framework (current version)

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Represents a context that can provide reflection objects.

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

public abstract class ReflectionContext


Initializes a new instance of the ReflectionContext class.


Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)


Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)


Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)


Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)


Gets the representation of the type of the specified object in this reflection context.


Gets the representation, in this reflection context, of an assembly that is represented by an object from another reflection context.


Gets the representation, in this reflection context, of a type represented by an object from another reflection context.


Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)


Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

The purpose of this class is to provide a way for reflection code to be made aware when reflection objects originate in a context other than the default reflection context, so that operations on those objects can use that context. For example, reflection objects that originate with a CustomReflectionContext object should be compared only with reflection objects that have the same origin. For more information, see the CustomReflectionContext reference page.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 4.5
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 8.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1

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

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