Module.GetType Method (String)

 

Returns the specified type, performing a case-sensitive search.

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

[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public virtual Type GetType(
	string className
)

Parameters

className
Type: System.String

The name of the type to locate. The name must be fully qualified with the namespace.

Return Value

Type: System.Type

A Type object representing the given type, if the type is in this module; otherwise, null.

Exception Condition
ArgumentNullException

className is null.

TargetInvocationException

The class initializers are invoked and an exception is thrown.

ArgumentException

className is a zero-length string.

FileNotFoundException

className requires a dependent assembly that could not be found.

FileLoadException

className requires a dependent assembly that was found but could not be loaded.

-or-

The current assembly was loaded into the reflection-only context, and className requires a dependent assembly that was not preloaded.

BadImageFormatException

className requires a dependent assembly, but the file is not a valid assembly.

-or-

className requires a dependent assembly which was compiled for a version of the runtime later than the currently loaded version.

System_CAPS_noteNote

If the type has been forwarded to another assembly, it is still returned by this method. For information on type forwarding, see Type Forwarding in the Common Language Runtime.

A type can be retrieved from a specific module using Module.GetType. Calling Module.GetType on the module that contains the manifest will not search the entire assembly. To retrieve a type from an assembly, regardless of which module it is in, you must call Assembly.GetType.

The following example displays the name of a type in the specified module.

using System;
using System.Reflection;

namespace ReflectionModule_Examples
{
    class MyMainClass
    {
        static void Main()
        {
            Module[] moduleArray;

            moduleArray = typeof(MyMainClass).Assembly.GetModules(false);

            //In a simple project with only one module, the module at index
            // 0 will be the module containing these classes.
            Module myModule = moduleArray[0];

            Type myType;

            myType = myModule.GetType("ReflectionModule_Examples.MyMainClass");
            Console.WriteLine("Got type: {0}", myType.ToString());
        }
    }
}

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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