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Gets the type from which the current Type directly inherits.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
The base type is the type from which the current type directly inherits. Object is the only type that does not have a base type, therefore nullNothingnullptrunita null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) is returned as the base type of Object.
Interfaces inherit from zero or more base interfaces; therefore, this property returns nullNothingnullptrunita null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) if the Type object represents an interface. The base interfaces can be determined with GetInterfaces or .
If the current Type represents a constructed generic type, the base type reflects the generic arguments. For example, consider the following declarations:
- Full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted code. For more information, see dd66cd4c-b087-415f-9c3e-94e3a1835f74.