C# | Getting the type of the current instance

Object.GetType Method is used to find the type of the current instance. This method returns the instances of the Type class that are used for consideration.

Syntax:

public Type GetType ();

Return Value: This method return the exact runtime type of the current instance.



Below given are some examples to understand the implementation in a better way:

Example 1:

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// C# program to illustrate the 
// GetType() method
using System;
  
class GFG {
  
    // Main method
    static public void Main()
    {
  
        // string type
        string str1 = "GFG";
        string str2 = "5";
  
        // using GetType() method
        Console.WriteLine("Type of str1: " +str1.GetType());
        Console.WriteLine("Type of str2: " +str2.GetType());
    }
}

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Output:

Type of str1: System.String
Type of str2: System.String

Example 2:

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// C# program to illustrate the 
// GetType() method
using System;
  
class GFG {
      
    // Main method
    static public void Main()
    {
  
        // Variables
        string str1 = "C#";
        string str2 = "DSA";
        int str3 = 43;
  
        // Display the given string and their type
        // using GetType() method
        Console.WriteLine("Str 1 is : {0}", str1);
        Console.WriteLine("Str 2 is : {0}", str2);
        Console.WriteLine("Str 3 is : {0}", str3);
  
        // Check the given str1, str2,
        // and str3 are of same type or not
        // using GetType() method
        Console.WriteLine("Is Str 1 and Str 2 of same type? : {0}"
            Object.ReferenceEquals(str1.GetType(), str2.GetType()));
              
        Console.WriteLine("Is Str 2 and Str 3 of same type? : {0}",
           Object.ReferenceEquals(str2.GetType(), str3.GetType()));
             
        Console.WriteLine("Is Str 3 and Str 2 of same type? : {0}"
           Object.ReferenceEquals(str3.GetType(), str2.GetType()));
    }
}

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Output:

Str 1 is : C#
Str 2 is : DSA
Str 3 is : 43
Is Str 1 and Str 2 of same type? : True
Is Str 2 and Str 3 of same type? : False
Is Str 3 and Str 2 of same type? : False

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