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Type.TypeHandle Property

Gets the handle for the current Type.

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

'Declaration
Public Overridable ReadOnly Property TypeHandle As RuntimeTypeHandle

Property Value

Type: System.RuntimeTypeHandle
The handle for the current Type.

Implements

_Type.TypeHandle

ExceptionCondition
NotSupportedException

The .NET Compact Framework does not currently support this property.

TypeHandle encapsulates a pointer to an internal data structure that represents the type. This handle is unique during the process lifetime. The handle is valid only in the application domain in which it was obtained.

The following example returns the handle of the corresponding type and passes the handle to a method that gets the type from the handle and displays it.


Imports System
Imports System.Reflection
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic
Class [MyClass]
    Public myField As Integer = 10
End Class '[MyClass]
Class Type_TypeHandle
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        Try
            Dim [myClass] As New [MyClass]()

            ' Get the type of MyClass.
            Dim myClassType As Type = [myClass].GetType()

            ' Get the runtime handle of MyClass.
            Dim myClassHandle As RuntimeTypeHandle = myClassType.TypeHandle

            DisplayTypeHandle(myClassHandle)
        Catch e As Exception
            Console.WriteLine("Exception: {0}", e.Message.ToString())
        End Try
    End Sub 'Main

    Public Shared Sub DisplayTypeHandle(ByVal myTypeHandle As RuntimeTypeHandle)
        ' Get the type from the handle.
        Dim myType As Type = Type.GetTypeFromHandle(myTypeHandle)
        ' Display the type.
        Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.NewLine + "Displaying the type from the handle:" + ControlChars.NewLine)
        Console.WriteLine("The type is {0}.", myType.ToString())
    End Sub 'DisplayTypeHandle
End Class 'Type_TypeHandle


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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