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getting the type of an object c#

Posted on 2009-05-20
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Hi
I'm writing code in C#

basically i have an object and I want to check whether its an XmlNode or not

object myobject = processIt();
 
//Bit I'm unclear about
//have written statement as pseudo code...
if (myobject is "XmlNode")
    MessageBox.Show("Its an xmlNode");

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You are not far from it.... you almost got it right...

if (myobject is XmlNode)
    MessageBox.Show("Its an xmlNode");


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by:saragani
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Few other options are:

if (myobject .GetType() == typeof(XmlNode))
    MessageBox.Show("Its an xmlNode");



XmlNode xmlNode = myobject  as XmlNode;

if (xmlNode != null)
    MessageBox.Show("Its an xmlNode");
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Thanks, nice and simple!
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