MethodInfo.ReturnType Property

Gets the return type of this method.

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

public virtual Type ReturnType { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Type
The return type of this method.

To get the return type property, first get the class Type. From the Type, get the MethodInfo. From the MethodInfo, get the ReturnType.

The following example displays the return type of the specified method.

using System;
using System.Reflection;

class Example
   public static int Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
      outputBlock.Text += "\nReflection.MethodInfo" + "\n";

      // Get the Type and MethodInfo.
      Type MyType = Type.GetType("System.Reflection.FieldInfo");
      MethodInfo Example = MyType.GetMethod("GetValue");
      outputBlock.Text += "\n" + MyType.FullName + "." + Example.Name;

      // Get and display the ReturnType.
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("\nReturnType = {0}", Example.ReturnType);
      return 0;


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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