Type.GetMethod Method (String)

Searches for the public method with the specified name.

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


Public Function GetMethod ( _
    name As String _
) As MethodInfo
public MethodInfo GetMethod(
    string name


Return Value

Type: System.Reflection.MethodInfo
A MethodInfo object representing the public method with the specified name, if found; otherwise, nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


Exception Condition

More than one method is found with the specified name.


name is nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The search for name is case-sensitive. The search includes public static and public instance methods.


You cannot omit parameters when looking up constructors and methods. You can only omit parameters when invoking.

If the current T:System.Type represents a constructed generic type, this method returns the MethodInfo with the type parameters replaced by the appropriate type arguments.

If the current Type represents a type parameter in the definition of a generic type or generic method, this method searches the methods of the class constraint, or the methods of Object if there is no class constraint.


For generic methods, do not include the type arguments in name. For example, the C# code GetMember("MyMethod<int>") searches for a member with the text name "MyMethod<int>", rather than for a method named MyMethod that has one generic argument of type int.


The following example gets a method named MethodA.

Imports System.Reflection

Class Example

   ' Method to get:
   Public Sub MethodA()
   End Sub

   Public Shared Sub Demo(ByVal outputBlock As System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock)

      ' Get MethodA()
      Dim mInfo As MethodInfo = GetType(Example).GetMethod("MethodA")
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Found method: {0}", mInfo) & vbCrLf

   End Sub
End Class

using System;
using System.Reflection;

class Example

   // Method to get:
   public void MethodA() { }

   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)

      // Get MethodA()
      MethodInfo mInfo = typeof(Example).GetMethod("MethodA");
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Found method: {0}", mInfo) + "\n";


Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0


For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.