Type.Namespace Type.Namespace Type.Namespace Type.Namespace Property

Definition

Gets the namespace of the Type.

public:
 abstract property System::String ^ Namespace { System::String ^ get(); };
public abstract string Namespace { get; }
member this.Namespace : string
Public MustOverride ReadOnly Property Namespace As String

Property Value

The namespace of the Type; null if the current instance has no namespace or represents a generic parameter.

Implements

Examples

This following example demonstrates a use of the Namespace and Module properties and the ToString method of Type.

using namespace System;

namespace MyNamespace
{
   ref class MyClass
   {
   };
}

void main()
{
      Type^ myType = MyNamespace::MyClass::typeid;
      Console::WriteLine("Displaying information about {0}:", myType );
      
      // Get the namespace of the class MyClass.
      Console::WriteLine("   Namespace: {0}", myType->Namespace );
      
      // Get the name of the module.
      Console::WriteLine("   Module: {0}", myType->Module );
      
      // Get the fully qualified common language runtime namespace.
      Console::WriteLine("   Fully qualified type: {0}", myType );
}
// The example displays the following output:
//    Displaying information about MyNamespace.MyClass:
//       Namespace: MyNamespace
//       Module: type_tostring.exe
//       Fully qualified name: MyNamespace.MyClass
using System;

namespace MyNamespace
{
    class MyClass
    {
    }
}

public class Example
{
    public static void Main()
    {
         Type myType = typeof(MyNamespace.MyClass);
         Console.WriteLine("Displaying information about {0}:", myType); 
         // Get the namespace of the myClass class.
         Console.WriteLine("   Namespace: {0}.", myType.Namespace);
         // Get the name of the module.
         Console.WriteLine("   Module: {0}.", myType.Module);
         // Get the fully qualified type name.
         Console.WriteLine("   Fully qualified name: {0}.", myType.ToString());
    }
}
// The example displays the following output:
//    Displaying information about MyNamespace.MyClass:
//       Namespace: MyNamespace.
//       Module: type_tostring.exe.
//       Fully qualified name: MyNamespace.MyClass.
Namespace MyNamespace
    Class [MyClass]
    End Class 
End Namespace 

Public Class Example
    Public Shared Sub Main()
         Dim myType As Type = GetType(MyNamespace.MyClass)
         Console.WriteLine(", myType)
         ' Get the namespace of the MyClass class.
         Console.WriteLine("   Namespace: {0}.", myType.Namespace)
         ' Get the name of the module.
         Console.WriteLine("   Module: {0}.", myType.Module)
         ' Get the fully qualified type name.
         Console.WriteLine("   Fully qualified name: {0}.", myType.ToString())
    End Sub
End Class
' The example displays the following output:
'       Displaying information about MyNamespace.MyClass:
'          Namespace: MyNamespace.
'          Module: type_tostring.exe.
'          Fully qualified name: MyNamespace.MyClass.

Remarks

A namespace is a logical design-time naming convenience, used mainly to define scope in an application and organize classes and other types in a single hierarchical structure. From the viewpoint of the runtime, there are no namespaces.

If the current Type represents a constructed generic type, this property returns the namespace that contains the generic type definition. Similarly, if the current Type represents a generic parameter T, this property returns the namespace that contains the generic type definition that defines T.

If the current Type object represents a generic parameter, this property returns null.

Applies to

See also