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GetTypeCode Method

Type.GetTypeCode Method

Gets the underlying type code of the specified Type.

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

public static TypeCode GetTypeCode(
	Type type


Type: System.Type
The Type whose underlying type code to get.

Return Value

Type: System.TypeCode
The TypeCode value of the underlying type.

The following code example demonstrates how the TypeCode enumeration can be used. In a decision block inside the WriteObjectInfo method, the TypeCode of an Object parameter is examined, and an appropriate message is written to the console.

static void WriteObjectInfo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock, object testObject)
   TypeCode typeCode = Type.GetTypeCode(testObject.GetType());

   switch (typeCode)
      case TypeCode.Boolean:
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Boolean: {0}", testObject) + "\n";

      case TypeCode.Double:
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Double: {0}", testObject) + "\n";

         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("{0}: {1}", typeCode.ToString(), testObject) + "\n";


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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