ReflectionContext Class
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ReflectionContext Class

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Represents a context that can provide reflection objects.


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

public abstract class ReflectionContext

The ReflectionContext type exposes the following members.

Protected methodReflectionContextInitializes a new instance of the ReflectionContext class.

Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeForObjectGets the representation of the type of the specified object in this reflection context.
Public methodMapAssemblyGets the representation, in this reflection context, of an assembly that is represented by an object from another reflection context.
Public methodMapTypeGets the representation, in this reflection context, of a type represented by an object from another reflection context.
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

The purpose of this class is to provide a way for reflection code to be made aware when reflection objects originate in a context other than the default reflection context, so that operations on those objects can use that context. For example, reflection objects that originate with a CustomReflectionContext object should be compared only with reflection objects that have the same origin. For more information, see the CustomReflectionContext reference page.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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