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Type::BaseType Property

Gets the type from which the current Type directly inherits.

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

public:
virtual property Type^ BaseType {
	Type^ get () abstract;
}

Property Value

Type: System::Type
The Type from which the current Type directly inherits, or nullptr if the current Type represents the Object class or an interface.

Implements

_Type::BaseType

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 nullptr is returned as the base type of Object.

Interfaces inherit from zero or more base interfaces; therefore, this property returns nullptr 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:

generic<typename U> ref class B { };
generic<typename T> class C : B<T> { };

For the constructed type C<int> (C(Of Integer) in Visual Basic), the BaseType property returns B<int>.

If the current Type represents a type parameter of a generic type definition, BaseType returns the class constraint, that is, the class the type parameter must inherit. If there is no class constraint, BaseType returns System::Object.

This property is read-only.

The following example demonstrates using the BaseType property.

using namespace System;
void main()
{
   Type^ t = int::typeid;
   Console::WriteLine( "{0} inherits from {1}.", t, t->BaseType );
}

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The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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