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Enum.GetNames Method

Retrieves an array of the names of the constants in a specified enumeration.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

[<ComVisibleAttribute(true)>]
static member GetNames : 
        enumType:Type -> string[] 

Parameters

enumType
Type: System.Type
An enumeration type.

Return Value

Type: System.String[]
A string array of the names of the constants in enumType.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

enumType is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

ArgumentException

enumType parameter is not an Enum.

The elements of the return value array are sorted by the binary values of the enumerated constants (that is, by their unsigned magnitude). The following example displays information about the array returned by the GetNames method for an enumeration that includes a negative, zero, and positive value.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

If there are enumerated constants with same value, the order of their corresponding names is unspecified.

The following example illustrates the use of GetNames.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.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

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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