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Type::GetMethod Method (String, array<Type>)

Searches for the specified public method whose parameters match the specified argument types.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
virtual MethodInfo^ GetMethod(
	String^ name, 
	array<Type^>^ types
) sealed


Type: System::String

The string containing the name of the public method to get.

Type: array<System::Type>

An array of Type objects representing the number, order, and type of the parameters for the method to get.


An empty array of Type objects (as provided by the EmptyTypes field) to get a method that takes no parameters.

Return Value

Type: System.Reflection::MethodInfo
An object representing the public method whose parameters match the specified argument types, if found; otherwise, nullptr.


_Type::GetMethod(String, array<Type>)

More than one method is found with the specified name and specified parameters.


name is nullptr.


types is nullptr.


One of the elements in types is nullptr.


types is multidimensional.

The search for name is case-sensitive. The search includes public static and public instance methods.


You cannot omit parameters when looking up constructors and methods. You can only omit parameters when invoking.

If the current T:System.Type represents a constructed generic type, this method returns the MethodInfo with the type parameters replaced by the appropriate type arguments.

If the current Type represents a type parameter in the definition of a generic type or generic method, this method searches the methods of the class constraint, or the methods of Object if there is no class constraint.


The name parameter cannot include type arguments. For example, the C# code GetMethod("MyGenericMethod<int>") searches for a method with the text name "MyGenericMethod<int>", rather than for a method named MyGenericMethod that has one generic argument of type int. Instead, use GetMethod("MyGenericMethod") with the appropriate parameter in the types array.

The following example finds specific overloads of MethodA, specifying a variety of argument types.


The Visual C# 2005 example requires the /unsafe compiler option.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Reflection;

public ref class Program

    // Methods to get: 

    void MethodA(int i, int j) { }

    void MethodA(array<int>^ iarry) { }

    void MethodA(double *ip) { }

    // Method that takes a managed reference parameter. 
    void MethodA(int% r) {}

int main()
    MethodInfo^ mInfo;

    // Get MethodA(int i, int j)
    mInfo = Program::typeid->GetMethod("MethodA", gcnew array<Type^> {int::typeid,int::typeid});
    Console::WriteLine("Found method: {0}", mInfo );

    // Get MethodA(array<int>^ iarry)
    mInfo = Program::typeid->GetMethod("MethodA", gcnew array<Type^> {int::typeid->MakeArrayType()});
    Console::WriteLine("Found method: {0}", mInfo );

    // Get MethodA(double *ip)
    mInfo = Program::typeid->GetMethod("MethodA", gcnew array<Type^> {double::typeid->MakePointerType()});
    Console::WriteLine("Found method: {0}", mInfo );

    // Get MethodA(int% r)
    mInfo = Program::typeid->GetMethod("MethodA", gcnew array<Type^> {int::typeid->MakeByRefType()});
    // Display the method information.
    Console::WriteLine("Found method: {0}", mInfo );


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 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

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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