[Mono-dev] Obtaining class from the assembly or one of the referenced assemblies

Robert Jordan robertj at gmx.net
Fri Dec 7 22:05:02 UTC 2012


On 07.12.2012 07:49, Bartosz Przygoda wrote:
> Hi,
> Currently I am obtaining the MonoClass* objects via mono_class_from_name
> which acts upon the MonoImage of provided assembly.
> However, I am planning my project to span throughout few assemblies and I
> still want the native host to be able to load classes by name. Do I have to
> track the loaded assemblies, and when class is requested, iterate over all
> of them and look for it in each one?

Yes, you have to, but you could reuse BCL's Type.GetType
by implementing the following code in a helper assembly
and mono_runtime_invoke it:

// returns the MonoType* of the specified type name
public static IntPtr GetType (string typeName)
     return Type.GetType (typeName, true).TypeHandle.Value;

Then use assembly qualified type names as "typeName", e.g.

"Namespace.Class, SomeAssemblyNameWithoutDllExtension"


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