ViewFamilyType.Name not working Revit 2022 CPYthon3?

I have tried direct and unwrapping a ViewFamilyType to get the x.Name property but keep getting the error:

Warning: TypeError : property cannot be read [’ File “”, line 112, in \n’, ’ File “”, line 87, in GetDraftingViewTypeByName\n’]

Pulled many references from View Family Types selection

CORE PY CODE for reference below:

# Load the Python Standard and DesignScript Libraries
import sys
import clr
##https://forum.dynamobim.com/t/collecting-all-elements-of-family-types-in-active-view/19838/2
from Autodesk.Revit.DB import FilteredElementCollector
import RevitServices
from RevitServices.Persistence import DocumentManager
from RevitServices.Transactions import TransactionManager
#  Drafting Views
from Autodesk.Revit.DB import FilteredElementCollector, BuiltInCategory, BuiltInParameter
from Autodesk.Revit.DB import ViewFamilyType, ViewDrafting, Element
from Autodesk.Revit.DB import ViewFamily
from Autodesk.Revit.DB import Transaction

doc = DocumentManager.Instance.CurrentDBDocument
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def GetNameByID(oID):  ##GenericAnnotationFamilyType".Name"
    return doc.GetElement(oID).get_Parameter(BuiltInParameter.ALL_MODEL_TYPE_NAME).AsString()

########################################################
def GetDraftingViewTypeByName(DraftViewTypeName=""): ##Returns Default "Drafting View" ViewType or name as specified or creates ViewType by DraftViewTypeName
    ##Trans_GDVBTN = Transaction (doc, 'Drafting View Type')
    ##Trans_GDVBTN.Start()
    ##Get all View_Family_Types from Drafting Views:
    DraftViewTypes = [ x for x in FilteredElementCollector(doc).OfClass(ViewFamilyType) if x.ViewFamily == ViewFamily.Drafting ]
  
    found=False                                         ##Found as false
    if not DraftViewTypeName == "":                     ##If view name is not null
        for v in DraftViewTypes:    ##<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<DEBUG
            
            
            #return GetNameByID(v.Id) ##<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<THIS WORKS TO GET THE NAME     
            return v.Name ##<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<THIS BREAKS LINE 87                          
            return type(v),dir(v) ##<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<List all methods / Properties

            if v.Name == DraftViewTypeName:
                found=True
                break
                
    ##FAILS##viewfamily_types = [v for v in viewfamily_types if v.Name == strName]   ##Return Drafting view for each Drafting view eq. Name
    
    if not viewfamily_types:                             ##If no drafting view found
        drafting_type_id = get_drafting_type().Id       ##Get TYPE ID
        DraftingView = ViewDrafting.Create(doc, drafting_type_id)   ##Create View
        ##After creating view-
        if not strName=="" :                            ##IF string is not null set the name of the new view
            DraftingView.Name = strName
    
    ##Trans_GDVBTN.Commit()                               ##Commit transaction - will see if we can do paralell with another transaction per API
    
    return DraftViewTypes                               ##Return list

   
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t = Transaction (doc, 'Create Drafting View Type')
t.Start()

DVT=GetDraftingViewTypeByName("Test2") ## GetDraftingView_AllTypes()

#DVT=GetDraftingView_AllTypes()
#DVT[1].Name="Test2"                                     ##Works... but cannot read DVT[1].Name???

#DVT = [I.Name for I in DVT]
##OUT =DVT[0].Name  ##[v.Name for v in DVT]             ##Cannot Read?
#OUT=GetDraftingViewTypeByName ("NewType")
##GetDraftingView ()
OUT=DVT
t.Commit()

Solved by @c.poupin in https://forum.dynamobim.com/t/sort-elements-in-a-list/53520/11:
Its a bug. :sob:
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c.poupinDynamo Challenge Runner-up

7d

Hello,
It’s an inheritance issue in IronPython and PythonNet (fixed for both in future versions)
see this article

voltadynabim.blogspot.com

[Dynamo += Python] Obtenir le nom de certains Eléments

Blog sur le BIM, du Python et d’la Dynamo appliqués aux électrons

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Work around for ViewFamilyTyp.Name not working:

########################################################
def GetNameByID(oID):                                   ##Get Broken Element.Name as work around GLOBAL ByID.Name
    return doc.GetElement(oID).get_Parameter(BuiltInParameter.ALL_MODEL_TYPE_NAME).AsString()

Call with

` GetNameByID(objViewFamilyTypeElemenet.Id)              ##Returns name for all broken .Name elements