Module.FindTypes(TypeFilter, Object) Module.FindTypes(TypeFilter, Object) Module.FindTypes(TypeFilter, Object) Module.FindTypes(TypeFilter, Object) Method

Definition

Returns an array of classes accepted by the given filter and filter criteria.

public:
 virtual cli::array <Type ^> ^ FindTypes(System::Reflection::TypeFilter ^ filter, System::Object ^ filterCriteria);
public virtual Type[] FindTypes (System.Reflection.TypeFilter filter, object filterCriteria);
abstract member FindTypes : System.Reflection.TypeFilter * obj -> Type[]
override this.FindTypes : System.Reflection.TypeFilter * obj -> Type[]
Public Overridable Function FindTypes (filter As TypeFilter, filterCriteria As Object) As Type()

Parameters

filter
TypeFilter TypeFilter TypeFilter TypeFilter

The delegate used to filter the classes.

filterCriteria
Object Object Object Object

An Object used to filter the classes.

Returns

Type[]

An array of type Type containing classes that were accepted by the filter.

Exceptions

Examples

The following example demonstrates the FindTypes method.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Reflection;
using namespace System::Collections;
public ref class MySecondClass{};


// This class does not fit the filter criterion My*.
public ref class YourClass{};

int main()
{
   array<Module^>^moduleArray;
   moduleArray = Assembly::GetExecutingAssembly()->GetModules( false );
   
   // In a simple project with only one module, the module at index
   // 0 will be the module containing these classes.
   Module^ myModule = moduleArray[ 0 ];
   array<Type^>^tArray;
   tArray = myModule->FindTypes( Module::FilterTypeName, "My*" );
   IEnumerator^ myEnum = tArray->GetEnumerator();
   while ( myEnum->MoveNext() )
   {
      Type^ t = safe_cast<Type^>(myEnum->Current);
      Console::WriteLine( "Found a module beginning with My*: {0}.", t->Name );
   }
}

using System;
using System.Reflection;

namespace ReflectionModule_Examples
{
    class MyMainClass
    {
        static void Main()
        {
            Module[] moduleArray;
            
            moduleArray = typeof(MyMainClass).Assembly.GetModules(false);
            
            // In a simple project with only one module, the module at index
            // 0 will be the module containing these classes.
            Module myModule = moduleArray[0];

            Type[] tArray;

            tArray = myModule.FindTypes(Module.FilterTypeName, "My*");
            
            foreach(Type t in tArray)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("Found a module beginning with My*: {0}.", t.Name);
            }
        }
    }

    class MySecondClass
    {
    }

    // This class does not fit the filter criteria My*.
    class YourClass
    {
    }
}
Imports System.Reflection

Namespace ReflectionModule_Examples
    Class MyMainClass
        Shared Sub Main()
            Dim moduleArray() As [Module]

            moduleArray = GetType(MyMainClass).Assembly.GetModules(False)

            ' In a simple project with only one module, the module at index
            ' 0 will be the module containing these classes.
            Dim myModule As [Module] = moduleArray(0)

            Dim tArray() As Type

            tArray = myModule.FindTypes([Module].FilterTypeName, "My*")

            Dim t As Type
            For Each t In tArray
                Console.WriteLine("Found a module beginning with My*: {0}", t.Name)
            Next t
        End Sub
    End Class 'MyMainClass

    Class MySecondClass
    End Class 'MySecondClass

    ' This class does not fit the filter criteria My*.
    Class YourClass
    End Class 'YourClass
End Namespace 'ReflectionModule_Examples

Remarks

ReflectionTypeLoadException is a special class load exception. The ReflectionTypeLoadException.Types property contains the array of classes that were defined in the module and were loaded. This array may contain some null values. The ReflectionTypeLoadException.LoaderExceptions property is an array of exceptions that represent the exceptions that were thrown by the class loader. The holes in the class array line up with the exceptions.

The delegate given by filter is called for each class in the module, passing along the Type object representing the class as well as the given filterCriteria. If filter returns a particular class, that class will be included in the returned array. If filter returns null, all classes are returned and filterCriteria is ignored.

FindTypes cannot be used to look up parameterized types such as arrays.

Applies to

See also