Namespace Property

Type.Namespace Property


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 Main()
         Type myType = typeof(MyNamespace.MyClass);
         Console.WriteLine("Displaying information about {0}:", myType); 
         // Get the namespace of the myClass class.
         Console.WriteLine("   Namespace: {0}.", myType.Namespace);
         // Get the name of the module.
         Console.WriteLine("   Module: {0}.", myType.Module);
         // Get the fully qualified type name.
         Console.WriteLine("   Fully qualified name: {0}.", myType.ToString());
// 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 4.5
.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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