Substitutes for System.Type such that type information reported by other APIs doesn't have a dependency on the common language runtime (CLR). This structure is used as a value by properties such as UnderlyingType and Type.
.NET When programming with .NET, this type is hidden and you should use the System.Type type. All Windows Runtime APIs that use a TypeName per the raw IDL signatures will instead use System.Type values when you use the API with .NET code.
public : struct TypeName
public struct TypeName
Public Structure TypeName
Windows 10 requirements
Windows 10 (introduced v10.0.10240.0)
Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract (introduced v1)
Projection and members of TypeName
If you are using Visual C++ component extensions (C++/CX), then Name and Kind are read-write properties, not fields. This definition of the structure is provided by platform.winmd, as part of the extension behavior.
If you are programming with C++ using the Windows Runtime Template Library (WRL), then Name and Kind are fields.
|Kind Kind Kind Kind||
A TypeKind value containing basic guidance regarding the origin of the type.
|Name Name Name Name||
The name of the type. Depending on the value of Kind (see below), Name can contain any of the following.