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Type.GetTypeFromHandle Method

Gets the type referenced by the specified type handle.

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

Public Shared Function GetTypeFromHandle ( _
	handle As RuntimeTypeHandle _
) As Type
Dim handle As RuntimeTypeHandle
Dim returnValue As Type

returnValue = Type.GetTypeFromHandle(handle)
public static Type GetTypeFromHandle (
	RuntimeTypeHandle handle
public static function GetTypeFromHandle (
	handle : RuntimeTypeHandle
) : Type
Not applicable.



The RuntimeTypeHandle object that refers to the type.

Return Value

The type referenced by the specified RuntimeTypeHandle, or a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) if the Value property of handle is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Exception typeCondition


A class initializer is invoked and throws an exception.

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

If the requested type is non-public and the caller does not have ReflectionPermission to reflect non-public objects outside the current assembly, this method returns a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

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 

MyClass1 myClass1 =  new MyClass1();
// Get the type referenced by the specified type handle.
Type myClass1Type = Type.GetTypeFromHandle(Type.GetTypeHandle(myClass1));
Console.WriteLine("The Names of the Attributes :" + myClass1Type.

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