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Type::TypeHandle Property

Gets the handle for the current Type.

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

public:
virtual property RuntimeTypeHandle TypeHandle {
	RuntimeTypeHandle get ();
}

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.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Reflection;
ref class MyClass
{
public:
   int myField;
};

void DisplayTypeHandle( RuntimeTypeHandle myTypeHandle )
{

   // Get the type from the handle.
   Type^ myType = Type::GetTypeFromHandle( myTypeHandle );

   // Display the type.
   Console::WriteLine( "\nDisplaying the type from the handle:\n" );
   Console::WriteLine( "The type is {0}.", myType );
}

int main()
{
   try
   {
      MyClass^ myClass = gcnew MyClass;

      // Get the type of MyClass.
      Type^ myClassType = myClass->GetType();

      // Get the runtime handle of MyClass.
      RuntimeTypeHandle myClassHandle = myClassType->TypeHandle;
      DisplayTypeHandle( myClassHandle );
   }
   catch ( Exception^ e ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "Exception: {0}", e->Message );
   }

}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

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
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