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Type.GUID Property

Gets the GUID associated with the Type.

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

'Declaration
Public MustOverride ReadOnly Property GUID As Guid
'Usage
Dim instance As Type 
Dim value As Guid 

value = instance.GUID

Property Value

Type: System.Guid
The GUID associated with the Type.

Implements

_Type.GUID

A GUID is associated with a type using the GuidAttribute attribute.

The following example creates the class MyClass1 with a public method, creates a Type object corresponding to MyClass1, and gets the Guid structure using the GUID property of the Type class.

Imports System

Class MyGetTypeFromCLSID

    Public Class MyClass1

        Public Sub MyMethod1()
        End Sub 'MyMethod1

    End Class 'MyClass1

    Public Shared Sub Main()
        ' Get the type corresponding to the class MyClass. 
        Dim myType As Type = GetType(MyClass1)
        ' Get the object of the Guid. 
        Dim myGuid As Guid = CType(myType.GUID, Guid)
        Console.WriteLine(("The name of the class is " + myType.ToString()))
        Console.WriteLine(("The ClassId of MyClass is " + myType.GUID.ToString()))
    End Sub 'Main 
End Class 'MyGetTypeFromCLSID

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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