How to set a Property Value by Name in C# and VB.NET

To set a Property Value by Name in C# and VB.NET you can use the following snippet.

Sample C#

public static bool SetPropertyByName(this Object obj, string name, Object value)
{
	var prop = obj.GetType().GetProperty(name, BindingFlags.Public | BindingFlags.Instance);
	if (null == prop || !prop.CanWrite) return false;
	prop.SetValue(obj, value, null);
	return true;
}

Sample VB.NET

Public Shared Function SetPropertyValueByName(obj As [Object], name As String, value As [Object]) As Boolean
	Dim prop = obj.[GetType]().GetProperty(name, BindingFlags.[Public] Or BindingFlags.Instance)
	If prop Is Nothing OrElse Not prop.CanWrite Then
		Return False
	End If
	prop.SetValue(obj, value, Nothing)
	Return True
End Function

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