.NET Programmer Thoughts

Friday, June 18, 2004

Reflection?????

Wouldn't you know it! Reflection is about "TYPE"!!!! Argh!

For the longest time FoxPro never even cared what your variables were! You didn't even have to tell it whether it was private or public!

Now in the C# world, EVERYTHING seems to be about type!

.NET reflection is a powerful mechanism which not only allows you to inspect type information but also allows you to invoke methods on those types at runtime.

In simple terms, "reflection" is like an object browser. At least that's what I've been able to get from my readings.