Runtime Type Information

Since Vala classes are registered at runtime and each instance carries its type information you can dynamically check the type of an object with the is operator:

bool b = object is SomeTypeName;

You can get the type information of Object instances with the get_type() method:

Type type = object.get_type();

With the typeof() operator you can get the type information of a type directly. From this type information you can later create new instances with

Type type = typeof(Foo);
Foo foo = (Foo);

Which constructor will be called? It's the construct {} block that will be described in the section about gobject-style construction.

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