Gets the type from which the current Type directly inherits.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
The base type is the type from which the current type directly inherits. Object is the only type that does not have a base type, therefore a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) is returned as the base type of Object.
Interfaces inherit from zero or more base interfaces; therefore, this property returns a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) if the Type object represents an interface. The base interfaces can be determined with GetInterfaces or FindInterfaces.
If the current Type represents a constructed generic type, the base type reflects the generic arguments. For example, consider the following declarations:
For the constructed type C<int> (C(Of Integer) in Visual Basic), the property returns B<int>.
If the current Type represents a type parameter of a generic type definition, returns the class constraint, that is, the class the type parameter must inherit. If there is no class constraint, returns System.Object.
This property is read-only.
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.