CodeTypeReferenceExpression Class

Represents a reference to a data type.

System.Object
  System.CodeDom.CodeObject
    System.CodeDom.CodeExpression
      System.CodeDom.CodeTypeReferenceExpression

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

[SerializableAttribute]
[ClassInterfaceAttribute(ClassInterfaceType.AutoDispatch)]
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public class CodeTypeReferenceExpression : CodeExpression

The CodeTypeReferenceExpression type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodCodeTypeReferenceExpression()Initializes a new instance of the CodeTypeReferenceExpression class.
Public methodCodeTypeReferenceExpression(CodeTypeReference)Initializes a new instance of the CodeTypeReferenceExpression class using the specified type.
Public methodCodeTypeReferenceExpression(String)Initializes a new instance of the CodeTypeReferenceExpression class using the specified data type name.
Public methodCodeTypeReferenceExpression(Type)Initializes a new instance of the CodeTypeReferenceExpression class using the specified data type.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyTypeGets or sets the data type to reference.
Public propertyUserDataGets the user-definable data for the current object. (Inherited from CodeObject.)
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  NameDescription
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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CodeTypeReferenceExpression can be used to reference a particular data type.

The Type property specifies the data type to reference.

The following example demonstrates use of a CodeTypeReferenceExpression to represent a reference to a type.

            // Creates an expression referencing the System.DateTime type.
            CodeTypeReferenceExpression typeRef1 = new CodeTypeReferenceExpression("System.DateTime");

            // Create a C# code provider
            CodeDomProvider provider = CodeDomProvider.CreateProvider("CSharp");

            // Generate code and send the output to the console
            provider.GenerateCodeFromExpression(typeRef1, Console.Out, new CodeGeneratorOptions());
            // The code generator produces the following source code for the preceeding example code: 

            //    System.DateTime

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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