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Type.GetField Method (String)

Searches for the public field with the specified name.

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

Public Function GetField ( _
	name As String _
) As FieldInfo


Type: System.String
The String containing the name of the data field to get.

Return Value

Type: System.Reflection.FieldInfo
A FieldInfo object representing the public field with the specified name, if found; otherwise, Nothing.


name is Nothing.


This Type object is a TypeBuilder whose CreateType method has not yet been called.

The search for name is case-sensitive. The search includes public static and public instance fields.

If the current Type represents a constructed generic type, this method returns the FieldInfo with the type parameters replaced by the appropriate type arguments.

If the current Type represents a type parameter in the definition of a generic type or generic method, this method searches the fields of the class constraint.

The following example gets the Type object for the specified class, obtains the FieldInfo object for the field, and displays the value of the field.

Imports System.Reflection

Public Class MyFieldClassA
   Public Field As String = "A Field"
End Class 

Public Class MyFieldClassB
   Private myField As String = "B Field"

   Public Property Field() As String
         Return myField
      End Get
      Set(ByVal Value As String)
         If myField <> Value Then
            myField = Value
         End If
      End Set
   End Property
End Class 

Public Class Example

   Public Shared Sub Demo(ByVal outputBlock As System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock)
      Dim myFieldObjectB As New MyFieldClassB()
      Dim myFieldObjectA As New MyFieldClassA()

      Dim myTypeA As Type = GetType(MyFieldClassA)
      Dim myFieldInfo As FieldInfo = myTypeA.GetField("Field")

      Dim myTypeB As Type = GetType(MyFieldClassB)
      Dim myFieldInfo1 As FieldInfo = myTypeB.GetField("myField", _
          BindingFlags.NonPublic Or BindingFlags.Instance)

      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("The value of the public field is: '{0}'", _
          myFieldInfo.GetValue(myFieldObjectA)) + vbCrLf

         ' In Windows Phone, the value of a private field cannot be accessed
         ' by using reflection.
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("The value of the private field is: '{0}'", _
            myFieldInfo1.GetValue(myFieldObjectB)) + vbCrLf
      Catch ex As Exception
         outputBlock.Text &= ex.GetType().Name & " occurred: " & ex.Message
      End Try
   End Sub 

End Class 

' This code produces output similar to the following:
'The value of the public field is: 'A Field'
'FieldAccessException occurred: SilverlightApplication.MyFieldClassB.myField

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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