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Type::FullName Property

Gets the fully qualified name of the type, including its namespace but not its assembly.

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

public:
virtual property String^ FullName {
	String^ get () abstract;
}

Property Value

Type: System::String
The fully qualified name of the type, including its namespace but not its assembly; or nullptr if the current instance represents a generic type parameter, an array type, pointer type, or byref type based on a type parameter, or a generic type that is not a generic type definition but contains unresolved type parameters.

Implements

_Type::FullName

For example, the fully qualified name of the String type is System.String. Contrast this with the assembly-qualified name returned by the AssemblyQualifiedName property, which consists of the full name plus the full assembly name.

If the current type represents a closed generic type, the type arguments in the string returned by the FullName property are qualified by their full assembly name, even though the string representation of the generic type itself is not qualified by its full assembly name. The following example illustrates the difference in the FullName property for a type that represents generic type definition and one that represents a closed generic type.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

If the current Type represents a type parameter of a generic type, or an array type, pointer type, or byref type based on a type parameter, this property returns nullptr.

If the current type contains generic type parameters that have not been replaced by specific types (that is, the ContainsGenericParameters property returns true), but the type is not a generic type definition (that is, the IsGenericTypeDefinition property returns false), this property returns nullptr. For example, consider the classes Base and Derived in the following code.

generic<typename TBase> 
    public ref class Base { };
generic<typename TDerived>
    public ref class Derived : Base<TDerived> { };

If you use the BaseType property to obtain the base type of Derived, the FullName property of the resulting Type object returns nullptr. To get a non-null FullName, you can use the GetGenericTypeDefinition method to get the generic type definition.

This property is read-only.

The following example displays the full name of the specified type.

using namespace System;
int main()
{
   Type^ t = Array::typeid;
   Console::WriteLine( "The full name of the Array type is {0}.", t->FullName );
}

/* This example produces the following output:

The full name of the Array type is System.Array.
 */

The following example compares the strings returned by the ToString method and the Name, FullName, and AssemblyQualifiedName properties.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.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

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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