By Adam Nagy
In different programming languages you can get the name of the object's type in different ways.
VBA, VB, VB.NET
Here you can use the TypeName built-in function and just pass in the object whose type name you want to know
The object.GetType().Name property only return __ComObject for COM objects, and not the underlying type, so it is not that useful.
In C# you can either declare the ITypeInfo object and use that like in this article, or just take advantage of the VB.NET functionality by adding a reference to Microsoft.VisualBasic assembly and use Microsoft.VisualBasic.Information.TypeName() function.
Here you do need to use ITypeInfo interface as shown in this article.
Note: most Inventor object types also have a Type property that returns an ObjectTypeEnum which can also be useful when identifying object type.