Type.TypeHandle Type.TypeHandle Type.TypeHandle Type.TypeHandle Property

Definition

Gets the handle for the current Type.

public:
 abstract property RuntimeTypeHandle TypeHandle { RuntimeTypeHandle get(); };
public abstract RuntimeTypeHandle TypeHandle { get; }
member this.TypeHandle : RuntimeTypeHandle
Public MustOverride ReadOnly Property TypeHandle As RuntimeTypeHandle

Property Value

Implements

Exceptions

The .NET Compact Framework does not currently support this property.

Examples

The following example returns the handle of the corresponding type and passes the handle to a method that gets the type from the handle and displays it.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Reflection;
ref class MyClass
{
public:
   int myField;
};

void DisplayTypeHandle( RuntimeTypeHandle myTypeHandle )
{
   
   // Get the type from the handle.
   Type^ myType = Type::GetTypeFromHandle( myTypeHandle );
   
   // Display the type.
   Console::WriteLine( "\nDisplaying the type from the handle:\n" );
   Console::WriteLine( "The type is {0}.", myType );
}

int main()
{
   try
   {
      MyClass^ myClass = gcnew MyClass;
      
      // Get the type of MyClass.
      Type^ myClassType = myClass->GetType();
      
      // Get the runtime handle of MyClass.
      RuntimeTypeHandle myClassHandle = myClassType->TypeHandle;
      DisplayTypeHandle( myClassHandle );
   }
   catch ( Exception^ e ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "Exception: {0}", e->Message );
   }

}

using System;
using System.Reflection;
class MyClass
{
    public int myField = 10;
}

class Type_TypeHandle
{
    public static void Main()
    {
        try
        {
            MyClass myClass = new MyClass();

            // Get the type of MyClass.
            Type myClassType = myClass.GetType();

            // Get the runtime handle of MyClass.
            RuntimeTypeHandle myClassHandle = myClassType.TypeHandle;
         
            DisplayTypeHandle(myClassHandle);
        }
        catch(Exception e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("Exception: {0}", e.Message );
        }
    }

    public static void DisplayTypeHandle(RuntimeTypeHandle myTypeHandle)
    {
        // Get the type from the handle.
        Type myType = Type.GetTypeFromHandle(myTypeHandle);      
        // Display the type.
        Console.WriteLine("\nDisplaying the type from the handle:\n");
        Console.WriteLine("The type is {0}.", myType.ToString());
    }
}
Imports System.Reflection

Class [MyClass]
    Public myField As Integer = 10
End Class '[MyClass]
Class Type_TypeHandle
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        Try
            Dim [myClass] As New [MyClass]()

            ' Get the type of MyClass.
            Dim myClassType As Type = [myClass].GetType()

            ' Get the runtime handle of MyClass.
            Dim myClassHandle As RuntimeTypeHandle = myClassType.TypeHandle

            DisplayTypeHandle(myClassHandle)
        Catch e As Exception
            Console.WriteLine("Exception: {0}", e.Message.ToString())
        End Try
    End Sub

    Public Shared Sub DisplayTypeHandle(ByVal myTypeHandle As RuntimeTypeHandle)
        ' Get the type from the handle.
        Dim myType As Type = Type.GetTypeFromHandle(myTypeHandle)
        ' Display the type.
        Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.NewLine + "Displaying the type from the handle:" + ControlChars.NewLine)
        Console.WriteLine("The type is {0}.", myType.ToString())
    End Sub
End Class 'Type_TypeHandle

Remarks

TypeHandle encapsulates a pointer to an internal data structure that represents the type. This handle is unique during the process lifetime. The handle is valid only in the application domain in which it was obtained.

Applies to

See also