Type.Module Property

Gets the module (the DLL) in which the current Type is defined.

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

Public MustOverride ReadOnly Property Module As Module

Property Value

Type: System.Reflection.Module
The module in which the current Type is defined.

If the current Type represents a constructed generic type, this property returns the module in which the generic type definition was defined. For example, if you create an instance of MyGenericStack<int>, the Module property for the constructed type returns the module in which MyGenericStack<T> is defined.

Similarly, if the current Type represents a generic parameter T, this property returns the assembly that contains the generic type that defines T.

This following example demonstrates a use of the Namespace and Module properties and the ToString method of Type.

Namespace MyNamespace
   Class [MyClass]
   End Class '[MyClass]
End Namespace 'MyNamespace
Public Class Example
   Public Shared Sub Demo(ByVal outputBlock As System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock)
         Dim myType As Type = GetType(MyNamespace.MyClass)
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format(ControlChars.NewLine + "Printing the details of {0}." + ControlChars.NewLine, myType) & vbCrLf
         ' Get the namespace of the class Example.
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Namespace: {0}.", myType.Namespace) & vbCrLf
         ' Get the name of the module.
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Module: {0}.", myType.Module) & vbCrLf
         ' Get the fully qualified common language runtime namespace.
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Fully qualified type: {0}.", myType.ToString()) & vbCrLf
      Catch e As Exception
         outputBlock.Text &= "Exception: " + e.Message.ToString() & vbCrLf
      End Try
   End Sub 'Main
End Class 'Type_ToString_3


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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