GetType Method (String)

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Gets the Type object with the specified name in the assembly instance.

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

public virtual Type GetType(
	string name


Type: System..::..String
The full name of the type.

Return Value

Type: System..::..Type
An object that represents the specified class, or nullNothingnullptrunita null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) if the class is not found.

This method only searches the current assembly instance. The name parameter includes the namespace but not the assembly. To search other assemblies for a type, use the Type..::..GetType(String) method overload, which can optionally include an assembly display name as part of the type name.