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Gets the value of a static property on a specific type.


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using System;
using System.Reflection;
using System.Collections;
using System.Text.RegularExpressions;

namespace NClassifier
    public static class Utilities
        /// <summary>
        /// Gets the value of a static property on a specific type.
        /// </summary>
        /// <typeparam name="T">The type of value to return.</typeparam>
        /// <param name="t">The type to search.</param>
        /// <param name="name">The name of the property.</param>
        /// <returns></returns>
        public static T GetPropertyValue<T>(this Type t, string name)
            if (t == null)
                return default(T);

            BindingFlags flags = BindingFlags.Static | BindingFlags.Public;

            PropertyInfo info = t.GetProperty(name, flags);

            if (info == null)
                // See if we have a field;
                FieldInfo finfo = t.GetField(name, flags);
                if (finfo == null)
                    return default(T);

                return (T)finfo.GetValue(null);

            return (T)info.GetValue(null, null);


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