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Type.GetArrayRank Method

Gets the number of dimensions in an Array.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
public virtual int GetArrayRank()

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
An Int32 containing the number of dimensions in the current Type.

Implements

_Type.GetArrayRank()
ExceptionCondition
NotSupportedException

The functionality of this method is unsupported in the base class and must be implemented in a derived class instead.

ArgumentException

The current Type is not an array.

The following example displays the number of dimensions in an array.


using System;

class MyArrayRankSample
{
    public static void Main()
    {
        try
        {
            int[,,] myArray = new int[,,] {{{12,2,35},{300,78,33}},{{92,42,135},{30,7,3}}};
            Type myType = myArray.GetType();

            Console.WriteLine("Contents of myArray: {{{12,2,35},{300,78,33}},{{92,42,135},{30,7,3}}}");
            Console.WriteLine("myArray has {0} dimensions.", myType.GetArrayRank());
        }
        catch(NotSupportedException e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("NotSupportedException raised.");
            Console.WriteLine("Source: " + e.Source);
            Console.WriteLine("Message: " + e.Message);
        }
        catch(Exception e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("Exception raised.");
            Console.WriteLine("Source: " + e.Source);
            Console.WriteLine("Message: " + e.Message);
        }      
    }
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.
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