The name of a type
A Type object containing information about
Returns type information about a particular type, such as a class, interface, enumeration, delegate, or structure.
typename must be the name of a valid type.
Passing an instance variable to
generates a compiler error.
If you don’t know the name of the type about which you’d like to get information, but you do have an object instance of that type, you can instead retrieve a Type object using the Type.GetType method.
GetType operator is new to VB.NET