You want to retrieve information about any .NET type (class, interface, structure, enumeration, and so on).
Use the Visual Basic .NET command GetType with the class name. Or use the Object.GetType instance method with any object.
The System.Type class is one of the core ingredients in reflection. It allows you to retrieve information about any .NET type and drill down to examine type members such as methods, properties, events, and fields. To retrieve a Type object for a given class, you use the Visual Basic GetType command, as shown here:
' Retrieve information about the System.Xml.XmlDocument class. Dim TypeInfo As Type TypeInfo = GetType(System.Xml.XmlDocument)