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MethodBase Class

Provides information about methods and constructors.

Namespace:  System.Reflection
Assemblies:   mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
  System.Reflection (in System.Reflection.dll)

[SerializableAttribute]
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
[ClassInterfaceAttribute(ClassInterfaceType.None)]
[PermissionSetAttribute(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand, Name = "FullTrust")]
public abstract class MethodBase : MemberInfo, 
	_MethodBase

The MethodBase type exposes the following members.

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Protected methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkMethodBaseInitializes a new instance of the MethodBase class.
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Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsAttributesGets the attributes associated with this method.
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsCallingConventionGets a value indicating the calling conventions for this method.
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsContainsGenericParametersGets a value indicating whether the generic method contains unassigned generic type parameters.
Public propertySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsCustomAttributesGets a collection that contains this member's custom attributes. (Inherited from MemberInfo.)
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsDeclaringTypeGets the class that declares this member. (Inherited from MemberInfo.)
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsIsAbstractGets a value indicating whether the method is abstract.
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsIsAssemblyGets a value indicating whether the potential visibility of this method or constructor is described by MethodAttributes.Assembly; that is, the method or constructor is visible at most to other types in the same assembly, and is not visible to derived types outside the assembly.
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsIsConstructorGets a value indicating whether the method is a constructor.
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsIsFamilyGets a value indicating whether the visibility of this method or constructor is described by MethodAttributes.Family; that is, the method or constructor is visible only within its class and derived classes.
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsIsFamilyAndAssemblyGets a value indicating whether the visibility of this method or constructor is described by MethodAttributes.FamANDAssem; that is, the method or constructor can be called by derived classes, but only if they are in the same assembly.
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsIsFamilyOrAssemblyGets a value indicating whether the potential visibility of this method or constructor is described by MethodAttributes.FamORAssem; that is, the method or constructor can be called by derived classes wherever they are, and by classes in the same assembly.
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsIsFinalGets a value indicating whether this method is final.
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsIsGenericMethodGets a value indicating whether the method is generic.
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsIsGenericMethodDefinitionGets a value indicating whether the method is a generic method definition.
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsIsHideBySigGets a value indicating whether only a member of the same kind with exactly the same signature is hidden in the derived class.
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsIsPrivateGets a value indicating whether this member is private.
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsIsPublicGets a value indicating whether this is a public method.
Public propertyIsSecurityCriticalGets a value that indicates whether the current method or constructor is security-critical or security-safe-critical at the current trust level, and therefore can perform critical operations.
Public propertyIsSecuritySafeCriticalGets a value that indicates whether the current method or constructor is security-safe-critical at the current trust level; that is, whether it can perform critical operations and can be accessed by transparent code.
Public propertyIsSecurityTransparentGets a value that indicates whether the current method or constructor is transparent at the current trust level, and therefore cannot perform critical operations.
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsIsSpecialNameGets a value indicating whether this method has a special name.
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsIsStaticGets a value indicating whether the method is static.
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsIsVirtualGets a value indicating whether the method is virtual.
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkMemberTypeWhen overridden in a derived class, gets a MemberTypes value indicating the type of the member — method, constructor, event, and so on. (Inherited from MemberInfo.)
Public propertyMetadataTokenGets a value that identifies a metadata element. (Inherited from MemberInfo.)
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryMethodHandleGets a handle to the internal metadata representation of a method.
Public propertySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsMethodImplementationFlagsGets the MethodImplAttributes flags that specify the attributes of a method implementation.
Public propertySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsModuleGets the module in which the type that declares the member represented by the current MemberInfo is defined. (Inherited from MemberInfo.)
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsNameGets the name of the current member. (Inherited from MemberInfo.)
Public propertySupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryReflectedTypeGets the class object that was used to obtain this instance of MemberInfo. (Inherited from MemberInfo.)
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Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryEqualsReturns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Overrides MemberInfo.Equals(Object).)

In XNA Framework 3.0, this member is inherited from Object.Equals(Object).


In Portable Class Library Portable Class Library, this member is inherited from Object.Equals(Object).
Protected methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodStatic memberGetCurrentMethodReturns a MethodBase object representing the currently executing method.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryGetCustomAttributes(Boolean)When overridden in a derived class, returns an array of all custom attributes applied to this member. (Inherited from MemberInfo.)
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryGetCustomAttributes(Type, Boolean)When overridden in a derived class, returns an array of custom attributes applied to this member and identified by Type. (Inherited from MemberInfo.)
Public methodGetCustomAttributesDataReturns a list of CustomAttributeData objects representing data about the attributes that have been applied to the target member. (Inherited from MemberInfo.)
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetGenericArgumentsReturns an array of Type objects that represent the type arguments of a generic method or the type parameters of a generic method definition.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryGetHashCodeReturns the hash code for this instance. (Overrides MemberInfo.GetHashCode().)

In XNA Framework 3.0, this member is inherited from Object.GetHashCode().


In Portable Class Library Portable Class Library, this member is inherited from Object.GetHashCode().
Public methodGetMethodBodyWhen overridden in a derived class, gets a MethodBody object that provides access to the MSIL stream, local variables, and exceptions for the current method.
Public methodStatic memberSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetMethodFromHandle(RuntimeMethodHandle)Gets method information by using the method's internal metadata representation (handle).
Public methodStatic memberSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetMethodFromHandle(RuntimeMethodHandle, RuntimeTypeHandle)Gets a MethodBase object for the constructor or method represented by the specified handle, for the specified generic type.
Public methodGetMethodImplementationFlagsWhen overridden in a derived class, returns the MethodImplAttributes flags.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetParametersWhen overridden in a derived class, gets the parameters of the specified method or constructor.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsInvoke(Object, Object[])Invokes the method or constructor represented by the current instance, using the specified parameters.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkInvoke(Object, BindingFlags, Binder, Object[], CultureInfo)When overridden in a derived class, invokes the reflected method or constructor with the given parameters.
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibraryIsDefinedWhen overridden in a derived class, indicates whether one or more attributes of the specified type or of its derived types is applied to this member. (Inherited from MemberInfo.)
Protected methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by the XNA FrameworkSupported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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Public operatorStatic memberEqualityIndicates whether two MethodBase objects are equal.
Public operatorStatic memberInequalityIndicates whether two MethodBase objects are not equal.
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Public Extension MethodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetCustomAttribute(Type)Overloaded. Retrieves a custom attribute of a specified type that is applied to a specified member. (Defined by CustomAttributeExtensions.)
Public Extension MethodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetCustomAttribute(Type)Overloaded. (Defined by CustomAttributeExtensions.)
Public Extension MethodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetCustomAttribute(Type, Boolean)Overloaded. Retrieves a custom attribute of a specified type that is applied to a specified member, and optionally inspects the ancestors of that member. (Defined by CustomAttributeExtensions.)
Public Extension MethodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetCustomAttribute(Type, Boolean)Overloaded. (Defined by CustomAttributeExtensions.)
Public Extension MethodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetCustomAttribute<T>()Overloaded. Retrieves a custom attribute of a specified type that is applied to a specified member. (Defined by CustomAttributeExtensions.)
Public Extension MethodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetCustomAttribute<T>()Overloaded. (Defined by CustomAttributeExtensions.)
Public Extension MethodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetCustomAttribute<T>(Boolean)Overloaded. Retrieves a custom attribute of a specified type that is applied to a specified member, and optionally inspects the ancestors of that member. (Defined by CustomAttributeExtensions.)
Public Extension MethodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetCustomAttribute<T>(Boolean)Overloaded. (Defined by CustomAttributeExtensions.)
Public Extension MethodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetCustomAttributes()Overloaded. Retrieves a collection of custom attributes that are applied to a specified member. (Defined by CustomAttributeExtensions.)
Public Extension MethodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetCustomAttributes()Overloaded. (Defined by CustomAttributeExtensions.)
Public Extension MethodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetCustomAttributes(Boolean)Overloaded. Retrieves a collection of custom attributes that are applied to a specified member, and optionally inspects the ancestors of that member. (Defined by CustomAttributeExtensions.)
Public Extension MethodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetCustomAttributes(Type)Overloaded. Retrieves a collection of custom attributes of a specified type that are applied to a specified member. (Defined by CustomAttributeExtensions.)
Public Extension MethodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetCustomAttributes(Type)Overloaded. (Defined by CustomAttributeExtensions.)
Public Extension MethodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetCustomAttributes(Type, Boolean)Overloaded. Retrieves a collection of custom attributes of a specified type that are applied to a specified member, and optionally inspects the ancestors of that member. (Defined by CustomAttributeExtensions.)
Public Extension MethodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetCustomAttributes<T>()Overloaded. Retrieves a collection of custom attributes of a specified type that are applied to a specified member. (Defined by CustomAttributeExtensions.)
Public Extension MethodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetCustomAttributes<T>()Overloaded. (Defined by CustomAttributeExtensions.)
Public Extension MethodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetCustomAttributes<T>(Boolean)Overloaded. Retrieves a collection of custom attributes of a specified type that are applied to a specified member, and optionally inspects the ancestors of that member. (Defined by CustomAttributeExtensions.)
Public Extension MethodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsGetCustomAttributes<T>(Boolean)Overloaded. (Defined by CustomAttributeExtensions.)
Public Extension MethodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsIsDefined(Type)Overloaded. Indicates whether custom attributes of a specified type are applied to a specified member. (Defined by CustomAttributeExtensions.)
Public Extension MethodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsIsDefined(Type)Overloaded. (Defined by CustomAttributeExtensions.)
Public Extension MethodSupported in .NET for Windows Store appsIsDefined(Type, Boolean)Overloaded. Indicates whether custom attributes of a specified type are applied to a specified member, and, optionally, applied to its ancestors. (Defined by CustomAttributeExtensions.)
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Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_MemberInfo.GetIDsOfNamesMaps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers. (Inherited from MemberInfo.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_MemberInfo.GetTypeGets a Type object representing the MemberInfo class. (Inherited from MemberInfo.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_MemberInfo.GetTypeInfoRetrieves the type information for an object, which can then be used to get the type information for an interface. (Inherited from MemberInfo.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_MemberInfo.GetTypeInfoCountRetrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1). (Inherited from MemberInfo.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_MemberInfo.InvokeProvides access to properties and methods exposed by an object. (Inherited from MemberInfo.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_MethodBase.GetIDsOfNamesMaps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_MethodBase.GetTypeFor a description of this member, see _MethodBase.GetType.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_MethodBase.GetTypeInfoRetrieves the type information for an object, which can then be used to get the type information for an interface.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_MethodBase.GetTypeInfoCountRetrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1).
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_MethodBase.InvokeProvides access to properties and methods exposed by an object.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate property_MethodBase.IsAbstractFor a description of this member, see _MethodBase.IsAbstract.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate property_MethodBase.IsAssemblyFor a description of this member, see _MethodBase.IsAssembly.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate property_MethodBase.IsConstructorFor a description of this member, see _MethodBase.IsConstructor.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate property_MethodBase.IsFamilyFor a description of this member, see _MethodBase.IsFamily.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate property_MethodBase.IsFamilyAndAssemblyFor a description of this member, see _MethodBase.IsFamilyAndAssembly.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate property_MethodBase.IsFamilyOrAssemblyFor a description of this member, see _MethodBase.IsFamilyOrAssembly.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate property_MethodBase.IsFinalFor a description of this member, see _MethodBase.IsFinal.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate property_MethodBase.IsHideBySigFor a description of this member, see _MethodBase.IsHideBySig.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate property_MethodBase.IsPrivateFor a description of this member, see _MethodBase.IsPrivate.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate property_MethodBase.IsPublicFor a description of this member, see _MethodBase.IsPublic.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate property_MethodBase.IsSpecialNameFor a description of this member, see _MethodBase.IsSpecialName.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate property_MethodBase.IsStaticFor a description of this member, see _MethodBase.IsStatic.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate property_MethodBase.IsVirtualFor a description of this member, see _MethodBase.IsVirtual.
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.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.3, 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 Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8

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.

This type is thread safe.

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