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Type.GetTypeFromHandle Method

Gets the type referenced by the specified type handle.

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

'Declaration
Public Shared Function GetTypeFromHandle ( _
	handle As RuntimeTypeHandle _
) As Type

Parameters

handle
Type: System.RuntimeTypeHandle

The object that refers to the type.

Return Value

Type: System.Type
The type referenced by the specified RuntimeTypeHandle, or Nothing if the Value property of handle is Nothing.

ExceptionCondition
TargetInvocationException

A class initializer is invoked and throws an exception.

The handles are valid only in the application domain in which they were obtained.

The following example uses the GetTypeFromHandle method to get a Type object from a RuntimeTypeHandle provided by the GetTypeHandle method.

   Dim myClass1 As New MyClass1()
   ' Get the type referenced by the specified type handle. 
   Dim myClass1Type As Type = Type.GetTypeFromHandle(Type.GetTypeHandle(MyClass1))
   Console.WriteLine(("The Names of the Attributes :" + myClass1Type.Attributes.ToString()))
End Sub 'Main 

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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