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Type.GetArrayRank Method

Gets the number of dimensions in an array.

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

public virtual int GetArrayRank()

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
An integer that contains the number of dimensions in the current type.

Implements

_Type.GetArrayRank()

ExceptionCondition
NotSupportedException

The functionality of this method is unsupported in the base class and must be implemented in a derived class instead.

ArgumentException

The current type is not an array.

The following example displays the number of dimensions in an array.

using System;

class MyArrayRankSample
{
    public static void Main()
    {
        try
        {
            int[,,] myArray = new int[,,] {{{12,2,35},{300,78,33}},{{92,42,135},{30,7,3}}};
            Type myType = myArray.GetType();

            Console.WriteLine("Contents of myArray: {{{12,2,35},{300,78,33}},{{92,42,135},{30,7,3}}}");
            Console.WriteLine("myArray has {0} dimensions.", myType.GetArrayRank());
        }
        catch(NotSupportedException e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("NotSupportedException raised.");
            Console.WriteLine("Source: " + e.Source);
            Console.WriteLine("Message: " + e.Message);
        }
        catch(Exception e)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("Exception raised.");
            Console.WriteLine("Source: " + e.Source);
            Console.WriteLine("Message: " + e.Message);
        }      
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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