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Get name of current property by reflection


I wonder how to get the name of the currently executing property by using
reflection in .Net 2.0

If I use System.Reflection.MethodInfo.GetCurrentMethod().Na me from within a
property I get something like "set_MyProperty" instead of "MyProperty". Is
there a way to get the current property name without the "set_" or "get_"


May 29 '06 #1
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Hello Guido,

Welcome to the MSDN newsgroup.

As for the "System.Reflection.MethodInfo.GetCurrentMethod ()" method, it
always returns the methodinfo of the current executing function on the
stack. However, an executing function is not necessarily a property,
therefore the "System.Reflection.MethodInfo.GetCurrentMethod ()" method is
not suitable for getting property information. Also, in .net framework , a
property is actually represented by two raw accessor methods (get_PROPNAME
and set_PROPNAME), and in some languages such as C++, properties are even
directly defined by two functions. e.g.


public: __property System::Int32 get_CodePage()
public: __property void set_CodePage(System::Int32 value)

That's why the "System.Reflection.MethodInfo.GetCurrentMethod ()" method can
only return the get/set accessor function name rather than the property

Generally, we're recommended to use the "GetProperties" or "FindMembers"
method of the "Type" class to query property info from a certain class.

#Type.FindMembers Method

Hope this helps.


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