Type::Namespace Property


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Gets the namespace of the Type.

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

property String^ Namespace {
	virtual String^ get() abstract;

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 namespace System;

namespace MyNamespace
   ref class MyClass

void main()
      Type^ myType = MyNamespace::MyClass::typeid;
      Console::WriteLine("Displaying information about {0}:", myType );

      // Get the namespace of the class MyClass.
      Console::WriteLine("   Namespace: {0}", myType->Namespace );

      // Get the name of the module.
      Console::WriteLine("   Module: {0}", myType->Module );

      // Get the fully qualified common language runtime namespace.
      Console::WriteLine("   Fully qualified type: {0}", myType );
// The example displays the following output:
//    Displaying information about MyNamespace.MyClass:
//       Namespace: MyNamespace
//       Module: type_tostring.exe
//       Fully qualified name: MyNamespace.MyClass

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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