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PortableExecutableKinds Enumeration

Identifies the nature of the code in an executable file.

This enumeration has a FlagsAttribute attribute that allows a bitwise combination of its member values.

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

[SerializableAttribute]
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
[FlagsAttribute]
public enum PortableExecutableKinds

Member nameDescription
ILOnlyThe executable contains only Microsoft intermediate language (MSIL), and is therefore neutral with respect to 32-bit or 64-bit platforms.
NotAPortableExecutableImageThe file is not in portable executable (PE) file format.
PE32PlusThe executable requires a 64-bit platform.
Preferred32BitThe executable is platform-agnostic but should be run on a 32-bit platform whenever possible.
Required32BitThe executable can be run on a 32-bit platform, or in the 32-bit Windows on Windows (WOW) environment on a 64-bit platform.
Unmanaged32BitThe executable contains pure unmanaged code.

To obtain this value for a module, use the Module.GetPEKind method.

NoteNote

This enumeration corresponds to the CorPEKind enumeration in the unmanaged reflection API, which is accessed by the unmanaged GetPEKind function.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 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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