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GenericTypeParameterBuilder.GetElementType Method

Throws a NotSupportedException in all cases.

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

public override Type GetElementType()

Return Value

Type: System.Type
The type referred to by the current array type, pointer type, or ByRef type; or null if the current type is not an array type, is not a pointer type, and is not passed by reference.




In all cases.

A generic type parameter is a placeholder for a type. Because that type cannot be known in advance, there is no way to know whether it has an element type or what that element type might be. Any return value would be misleading, so the method throws a NotSupportedException.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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