How to iterate through enumeration in VB.net

Hi,
I would like to iterate through an enumeration and capture the names and coresponding values. The problem I am running into, is when I attempt to capture the enumeration type using the following line:

Dim mytype As Type = Type.GetType("Bold.Providers.CRMDataProvider.CaseViews")

the type is "Nothing". Am I not correctly qualifying the namespace where my enumeration exists?


Dim mytype As Type = Type.GetType("Providers.CRMDataProvider.CaseViews")
            Dim names() As String = [Enum].GetNames(Type.GetType("Bold.Providers.CRMDataProvider.CaseViews"))
            Dim vals As Array = [Enum].GetValues(Type.GetType("Bold.Providers.CRMDataProvider.CaseViews"))
 
            For Each Name As String In names
                Debug.Print(Name)
            Next
 
            For Each value As Object In vals
                Debug.Print(value)
            Next

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lbargersAsked:
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Luis PérezSoftware Architect in .NetCommented:
You can obtain the type by declaring a variable of that enumerated type and calling it's GetType function.  If you do that, you can be sure that Type returned will not be nothing.
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