ObjRef.TypeInfo Property


Gets or sets the IRemotingTypeInfo for the object that the ObjRef describes.

Namespace:   System.Runtime.Remoting
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public virtual IRemotingTypeInfo TypeInfo { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Runtime.Remoting.IRemotingTypeInfo

The IRemotingTypeInfo for the object that the ObjRef describes.

TypeInfo contains detailed information about the type of remote object represented by the current ObjRef. The current property contains a list of interfaces that the type implements, as well as the type hierarchy. This information might be used to refine the proxy incrementally to adjust to the client's view of the remote object's type.

// a custom ObjRef class that outputs its status
[PermissionSet(SecurityAction.Demand, Name="FullTrust")]
public class MyObjRef : ObjRef {

   // only instantiate via marshaling or deserialization
   private MyObjRef() { }

   public MyObjRef(MarshalByRefObject o, Type t) : base(o, t) {
      Console.WriteLine("Created MyObjRef.");

   public MyObjRef(SerializationInfo i, StreamingContext c) : base(i, c) {
      Console.WriteLine("Deserialized MyObjRef.");

   public override void GetObjectData(SerializationInfo s, StreamingContext c) {
      // After calling the base method, change the type from ObjRef to MyObjRef
      base.GetObjectData(s, c);
      Console.WriteLine("Serialized MyObjRef.");

   public override Object GetRealObject(StreamingContext context) {

      if ( IsFromThisAppDomain() || IsFromThisProcess() )  {
         Console.WriteLine("Returning actual object referenced by MyObjRef.");
         return base.GetRealObject(context);
      else {
         Console.WriteLine("Returning proxy to remote object.");
         return RemotingServices.Unmarshal(this);

   public void ORDump() {

      Console.WriteLine(" --- Reporting MyObjRef Info --- ");
      Console.WriteLine("Reference to {0}.", TypeInfo.TypeName);
      Console.WriteLine("URI is {0}.", URI);

      Console.WriteLine("\nWriting EnvoyInfo: ");

      if ( EnvoyInfo != null) {

         IMessageSink EISinks = EnvoyInfo.EnvoySinks;

         while (EISinks != null) {
            Console.WriteLine("\tSink: " + EISinks.ToString());  
            EISinks = EISinks.NextSink;
         Console.WriteLine("\t {no sinks}");

      Console.WriteLine("\nWriting ChannelInfo: ");
      for (int i = 0; i < ChannelInfo.ChannelData.Length; i++)
         Console.WriteLine ("\tChannel: {0}", ChannelInfo.ChannelData[i]);

      Console.WriteLine(" ----------------------------- ");

// a class that uses MyObjRef
[PermissionSet(SecurityAction.Demand, Name="FullTrust")]
public class LocalObject : MarshalByRefObject  {

   // overriding CreateObjRef will allow us to return a custom ObjRef
   public override ObjRef CreateObjRef(Type t) {

      return new MyObjRef(this, t);

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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