GetType Method (String)
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Assembly.GetType Method (String)

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

Gets the Type object with the specified name in the assembly instance.

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

public virtual Type GetType(
	string name
)

Parameters

name
Type: System.String
The full name of the type.

Return Value

Type: System.Type
A Type object that represents the specified class, or null if the class is not found.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

name is invalid.

ArgumentNullException

name is null.

FileNotFoundException

name requires a dependent assembly that could not be found.

FileLoadException

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

-or-

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

BadImageFormatException

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

-or-

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

MemberAccessException

The method is invoked late-bound through mechanisms such as Type.InvokeMember.

This method only searches the current assembly instance. The name parameter includes the namespace but not the assembly.

NoteNote:

If the type has been forwarded to another assembly, it is still returned by this method.

A type can be retrieved from a specific module using Module.GetType. Calling Module.GetType on the module containing the manifest will not initiate a search of the entire assembly.

Version Notes

Windows Phone

 GetType throws a TypeLoadException exception instead of an ArgumentException exception when name is null. If name is an invalid name, GetType returns null.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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