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Can I get the name of a type at runtime?

  Shared By: Bonifaco Garcia    Date: Nov 18    Category: C#    Views: 723


Yes, use the GetType method of the object class (which all types inherit from). For example:

using System;

class CTest
class CApp
public static void Main()
long i = 10;
CTest ctest = new CTest();

DisplayTypeInfo( ctest );
DisplayTypeInfo( i );

static void DisplayTypeInfo( object obj )
Console.WriteLine( "Type name = {0}, full type name = {1}", obj.GetType(), obj.GetType().FullName );
produces the following output:

Type name = CTest, full type name = CTest
Type name = Int64, full type name = System.Int64


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