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TypeBuilder.IsGenericTypeDefinition Property

Gets a value indicating whether the current TypeBuilder represents a generic type definition from which other generic types can be constructed.

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

public override bool IsGenericTypeDefinition { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if this TypeBuilder object represents a generic type definition; otherwise, false.

A TypeBuilder object represents a generic type definition if the DefineGenericParameters method has been used to give it generic type parameters. An instance of the TypeBuilder class that is generic is always a generic type definition.

A TypeBuilder can be used to build generic type definitions, but not constructed generic types. To get a constructed generic type, call the MakeGenericType method on a TypeBuilder that represents a generic type definition.

For more information on generic types in reflection and a list of the invariant conditions for terms used in generic reflection, see the Type.IsGenericType property.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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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