TypeBuilder::MakeArrayType Method (Int32)

Returns a Type object that represents an array of the current type, with the specified number of dimensions.

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

public:
virtual Type^ MakeArrayType(
	int rank
) override

Parameters

rank
Type: System::Int32

The number of dimensions for the array.

Return Value

Type: System::Type
A Type object that represents a one-dimensional array of the current type.

ExceptionCondition
IndexOutOfRangeException

rank is not a valid array dimension.

The MakeArrayType method provides a way to generate an array type with any possible element type, including generic types.

The following code example creates a dynamic module, an abstract type named Sample, and an abstract method named TestMethod. TestMethod takes a ref parameter (ByRef in Visual Basic) of type Sample, a pointer to type Sample, and an array of type Sample. It returns a two-dimensional array of type Sample. The code example saves the dynamic module to disk, so you can examine it with the Ildasm.exe (IL Disassembler).

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

.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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