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Type.Namespace Property

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Gets the namespace of the Type.

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

public abstract string Namespace { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The namespace of the Type; null if the current instance has no namespace, or represents a generic parameter.

A namespace is a logical design-time naming convenience, used mainly to define scope in an application and organize classes and other types in a single hierarchical structure. From the viewpoint of the runtime, there are no namespaces.

If the current Type represents a constructed generic type, this property returns the namespace that contains the generic type definition. Similarly, if the current Type represents a generic parameter T, this property returns the namespace that contains the generic type definition that defines T.

If the current Type object represents a generic parameter, this property returns null.

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

using System;
namespace MyNamespace
   class MyClass
public class Example
   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
         Type myType = typeof(MyNamespace.MyClass);
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("\nPrinting the details of {0}.\n", myType) + "\n";
         // Get the namespace of the class Example.
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Namespace: {0}.", myType.Namespace) + "\n";
         // Get the name of the module.
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Module: {0}.", myType.Module) + "\n";
         // Get the fully qualified common language runtime namespace.
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Fully qualified type: {0}.", myType.ToString()) + "\n";
      catch (Exception e)
         outputBlock.Text += "Exception: " + e.Message + "\n";

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone