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c# how do I pass a class in as a parameter to a function

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I have a function that uses the lines below.  I would like to pass in the class to the function instead of how it is hardcoded now.  Is this possible?

string evClass = typeof(my.classname).FullName;
string evAssembly = typeof(my.classname).Assembly.FullName;

where my.classname is actually a class  
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Thanks, but I don't understand that at all.  Can you please explain?
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I am not trying to load an assembly either.  I plan to set everything to a variable, and don't mind presetting it and not using it.

I want
var x = class1
var y = class2

If I want to use x or y, I just use them.  I don't need to load anything at runtime.  I just don't want to have to have two different versions of the same function.
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Carl Tawn earned 2000 total points
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You can either pass a Type to your method directly, use an overload (depending on how many types you want to use), or use a Generic method:
        private void DoSomething<T>()
        {
            string className = typeof(T).FullName;
            string classAsm = typeof(T).Assembly.FullName;
        }

// call method
DoSomething<Car>();
DoSomething<Person>();

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Thanks!
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