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ExtendedHostFunctionstype(String, Object) Method

Imports a host type by name.

Namespace: Microsoft.ClearScript
Assembly: ClearScript.Core (in ClearScript.Core.dll) Version: 7.3.7
Syntax
public Object type(
	string name,
	params Object[] hostTypeArgs
)

Parameters

name  String
The fully qualified name of the host type to import.
hostTypeArgs  Object
Optional generic type arguments.

Return Value

Object
The imported host type.
Remarks

Host types are imported in the form of objects whose properties and methods are bound to the host type's static members and nested types. If name refers to a generic type, the corresponding object will be invocable with type arguments to yield a specific type.

For more information about the mapping between host members and script-callable properties and methods, see AddHostObject.

Example
The following code imports the Dictionary generic type and uses it to create a string dictionary. It assumes that an instance of ExtendedHostFunctions is exposed under the name "host" (see AddHostObject).
JavaScript
var DictT = host.type("System.Collections.Generic.Dictionary");
var StringT = host.type("System.String");
var dict = host.newObj(DictT(StringT, StringT));
Another way to create a string dictionary is to import the specific type directly.
JavaScript
var StringT = host.type("System.String");
var StringDictT = host.type("System.Collections.Generic.Dictionary", StringT, StringT);
var dict = host.newObj(StringDictT);
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