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TypeDescriptionProvider.GetReflectionType Method (Type, Object)

Performs normal reflection against the given object with the given type.

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

public virtual Type GetReflectionType(
	Type objectType,
	Object instance


Type: System.Type
The type of object for which to retrieve the IReflect.
Type: System.Object
An instance of the type. Can be null.

Return Value

Type: System.Type
A Type.

The GetReflectionType method is a lower-level version of the GetTypeDescriptor method. If no custom type descriptor can be located for an object, GetReflectionType is called to perform normal reflection against the object.

Notes to Inheritors

This method is prototyped as virtual, and by default returns objectType if no parent provider was passed. If a parent provider was passed, this method will invoke the parent provider's GetReflectionType method.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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.