Module Property

Type.Module Property


Gets the module (the DLL) in which the current Type is defined.

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

Public MustOverride ReadOnly Property Module As Module

Property Value

Type: System.Reflection.Module

The module in which the current Type is defined.



If the current Type represents a constructed generic type, this property returns the module in which the generic type definition was defined. For example, if you create an instance of MyGenericStack<int>, the Module property for the constructed type returns the module in which MyGenericStack<T> is defined.

Similarly, if the current Type represents a generic parameter T, this property returns the assembly that contains the generic type that defines T.

This following example demonstrates a use of the Namespace and Module properties and the ToString method of Type.

Namespace MyNamespace
    Class [MyClass]
    End Class 
End Namespace 

Public Class Example
    Public Shared Sub Main()
         Dim myType As Type = GetType(MyNamespace.MyClass)
         Console.WriteLine(", myType)
         ' Get the namespace of the MyClass class.
         Console.WriteLine("   Namespace: {0}.", myType.Namespace)
         ' Get the name of the module.
         Console.WriteLine("   Module: {0}.", myType.Module)
         ' Get the fully qualified type name.
         Console.WriteLine("   Fully qualified name: {0}.", myType.ToString())
    End Sub
End Class
' The example displays the following output:
'       Displaying information about MyNamespace.MyClass:
'          Namespace: MyNamespace.
'          Module: type_tostring.exe.
'          Fully qualified name: MyNamespace.MyClass.

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