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Type.IsArray Property

Gets a value indicating whether the Type is an array.

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

public bool IsArray { get; }
/** @property */
public final boolean get_IsArray ()

public final function get IsArray () : boolean

Not applicable.

Property Value

true if the Type is an array; otherwise, false.

The IsArray property returns false for the Array class.

To check for an array, use code such as typeof(Array).IsAssignableFrom(type).

If the current Type represents a generic type, or a type parameter in the definition of a generic type or generic method, this property always returns false.

This property is read-only.

The following example demonstrates using the IsArray property.

using System;
class TestIsArray 
{
    public static void Main() 
    {
    int [] array = {1,2,3,4};
    Type at = typeof(Array);
    Type t = array.GetType();
    Console.WriteLine("The type is {0}. Is this type an array? {1}", at, at.IsArray);
    Console.WriteLine("The type is {0}. Is this type an array? {1}", t, t.IsArray);
    }
}

import System.*;

class TestIsArray
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        int array[] =  { 1, 2, 3, 4 };
        Type at = Array.class.ToType();
        Type t = array.GetType();
        Console.WriteLine("The type is {0}. Is this type an array? {1}",
            System.Convert.ToString(at),
            System.Convert.ToString(at.get_IsArray()));
        Console.WriteLine("The type is {0}. Is this type an array? {1}", 
            System.Convert.ToString(t),
            System.Convert.ToString(t.get_IsArray()));
    } //main
} //TestIsArray

This code produces the following output:

Type is System.Array. IsArray? False
Type is System.Int32[]. IsArray? True

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0
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