Type.Module Property

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

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

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

public abstract Module Module { get; }

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.

using System;
namespace MyNamespace
   class MyClass
public class Example
   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
         Type myType = typeof(MyNamespace.MyClass);
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("\nPrinting the details of {0}.\n", myType) + "\n";
         // Get the namespace of the class Example.
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Namespace: {0}.", myType.Namespace) + "\n";
         // Get the name of the module.
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Module: {0}.", myType.Module) + "\n";
         // Get the fully qualified common language runtime namespace.
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Fully qualified type: {0}.", myType.ToString()) + "\n";
      catch (Exception e)
         outputBlock.Text += "Exception: " + e.Message + "\n";

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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