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Type.MakePointerType Method

Updated: June 2010

Returns a Type object that represents a pointer to the current type.

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

public function MakePointerType() : Type

Return Value

Type: System.Type
A Type object that represents a pointer to the current type.

ExceptionCondition
NotSupportedException

The invoked method is not supported in the base class.

TypeLoadException

The current type is TypedReference.

-or-

The current type is a ByRef type. That is, Type.IsByRef returns true.

The MakePointerType method provides a way to generate pointer types for parameter lists.

Using the syntax of Microsoft intermediate language (MSIL), if the current Type object represents Int32, this method returns a Type object representing Int32*.

The following code example creates array, ref (ByRef in Visual Basic), and pointer types for the Test class.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

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Reason

June 2010

Added missing TypeLoadException exception.

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