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.NET Common Language Runtime Unleashed by Kevin Burton

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Chapter 17. Reflection

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One of the key distinctions between the Microsoft managed environment and the previous unmanaged environment is that the managed environment has a rich and extensible set of metadata that is associated with the code that is running. Of course, this metadata would not be much good if you could not easily access it. The classes that give access to the metadata of a running program are in the System.Reflection namespace.

The System.Reflection namespace contains classes that allow the programmer to obtain information about the application that is running and to dynamically ...

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