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Type.Namespace Property

Updated: September 2009

Gets the namespace of the Type.

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

'Declaration
Public MustOverride ReadOnly Property Namespace As String
'Usage
Dim instance As Type 
Dim value As String 

value = instance.Namespace

Property Value

Type: System.String
The namespace of the Type; Nothing if the current instance has no namespace, or represents a generic parameter.

Implements

_Type.Namespace

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 Nothing.

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

Imports System
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic
Namespace MyNamespace
    Class [MyClass]
    End Class '[MyClass]
End Namespace 'MyNamespace
Public Class Type_ToString_3
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        Try 
            Dim myType As Type = GetType(MyNamespace.MyClass)
            Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.NewLine + "Printing the details of {0}." + ControlChars.NewLine, myType)
            ' Get the namespace of the class Type_ToString_3.
            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.ToString())
        Catch e As Exception
            Console.WriteLine("Exception: " + e.Message.ToString())
        End Try 
    End Sub 'Main
End Class 'Type_ToString_3

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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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Date

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Reason

September 2009

Noted that Nothing is returned if the current type has no namespace.

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