Xojo.Introspection.GetType

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Method

Xojo.Introspection.GetType(obj As Auto) As Xojo.Introspection.TypeInfo

Supported for all project types and targets.

Gets a TypeInfo object that describes the supplied object. Before you can do anything with introspection, you need to use this method to get a TypeInfo object.

Notes

You can supply any data type, including simple types (Integer, Text, etc.), object instances, arrays and structures.

Each TypeInfo instance that is returned is unique and immutable, so two objects of the same class will always return the same TypeInfo instance.

For classes, you must supply an instance. If you want to get TypeInfo for a class itself, use the GetTypeInfo command.

Sample Code

Gets the TypeInfo for an object and displays its name:

Using Xojo.Introspection
Dim info As TypeInfo = GetType(Self)
Label1.Text = "Object name: " + info.Name