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_Type.GetElementType Method

Provides COM objects with version-independent access to the Type.GetElementType method.

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

Type GetElementType()

Return Value

Type: System.Type
The Type of the object encompassed or referred to by the current array, pointer or reference type.
-or-
null if the current Type is not an array or a pointer, or is not passed by reference, or represents a generic type or a type parameter of a generic type or method definition.

This method is for access to managed classes from unmanaged code, and should not be called from managed code.

The Type.GetElementType method returns the Type of the object encompassed or referred to by the current array, pointer or reference type.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 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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