MethodBase.GetMethodFromHandle Method (RuntimeMethodHandle, RuntimeTypeHandle)

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Gets the constructor or method represented by the specified handle, for the specified generic type.

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


<ComVisibleAttribute(False)> _
Public Shared Function GetMethodFromHandle ( _
    handle As RuntimeMethodHandle, _
    declaringType As RuntimeTypeHandle _
) As MethodBase
public static MethodBase GetMethodFromHandle(
    RuntimeMethodHandle handle,
    RuntimeTypeHandle declaringType


Return Value

Type: System.Reflection.MethodBase
The method or constructor specified by handle, in the generic type specified by declaringType.


Exception Condition

This member is invoked late-bound through mechanisms such as Type.InvokeMember.


handle is invalid.


Handles are valid only in the application domain in which they were obtained.

A RuntimeMethodHandle structure for a constructor or method of a generic type can represent different MethodBase objects, depending on the types specified for the type parameters of the generic type. For example, if class G<T> (class G(Of T) in Visual Basic, generic <T> ref class G in C++) has a method that returns type T, the MethodBase object for that method in a constructed class such as G<int> (G(Of Integer) in Visual Basic) is different from the MethodBase object for that method in the generic type definition, the MethodBase object for G<string>, and so on.

Platform Notes

Silverlight for Windows Phone Silverlight for Windows Phone

 For the declaringType parameter, this member uses RuntimeMethodHandle instead of RuntimeTypeHandle.

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


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