MethodInfo Class
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MethodInfo Class

 

Discovers the attributes of a method and provides access to method metadata.

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

System.Object
  System.Reflection.MemberInfo
    System.Reflection.MethodBase
      System.Reflection.MethodInfo
        Microsoft.JScript.JSMethod
        Microsoft.JScript.JSMethodInfo
        System.Reflection.Emit.DynamicMethod
        System.Reflection.Emit.MethodBuilder

<SerializableAttribute>
<ClassInterfaceAttribute(ClassInterfaceType.None)>
<ComVisibleAttribute(True)>
<PermissionSetAttribute(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand, Name := "FullTrust")>
Public MustInherit Class MethodInfo
	Inherits MethodBase
	Implements _MethodInfo

NameDescription
System_CAPS_protmethodMethodInfo()

Initializes a new instance of the MethodInfo class.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubpropertyAttributes

Gets the attributes associated with this method.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyCallingConvention

Gets a value indicating the calling conventions for this method.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyContainsGenericParameters

Gets a value indicating whether the generic method contains unassigned generic type parameters.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyCustomAttributes

Gets a collection that contains this member's custom attributes.(Inherited from MemberInfo.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyDeclaringType

Gets the class that declares this member.(Inherited from MemberInfo.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyIsAbstract

Gets a value indicating whether the method is abstract.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyIsAssembly

Gets a value indicating whether the potential visibility of this method or constructor is described by MethodAttributes.Assembly; that is, the method or constructor is visible at most to other types in the same assembly, and is not visible to derived types outside the assembly.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyIsConstructor

Gets a value indicating whether the method is a constructor.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyIsFamily

Gets a value indicating whether the visibility of this method or constructor is described by MethodAttributes.Family; that is, the method or constructor is visible only within its class and derived classes.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyIsFamilyAndAssembly

Gets a value indicating whether the visibility of this method or constructor is described by MethodAttributes.FamANDAssem; that is, the method or constructor can be called by derived classes, but only if they are in the same assembly.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyIsFamilyOrAssembly

Gets a value indicating whether the potential visibility of this method or constructor is described by MethodAttributes.FamORAssem; that is, the method or constructor can be called by derived classes wherever they are, and by classes in the same assembly.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyIsFinal

Gets a value indicating whether this method is final.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyIsGenericMethod

Gets a value indicating whether the method is generic.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyIsGenericMethodDefinition

Gets a value indicating whether the method is a generic method definition.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyIsHideBySig

Gets a value indicating whether only a member of the same kind with exactly the same signature is hidden in the derived class.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyIsPrivate

Gets a value indicating whether this member is private.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyIsPublic

Gets a value indicating whether this is a public method.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyIsSecurityCritical

Gets a value that indicates whether the current method or constructor is security-critical or security-safe-critical at the current trust level, and therefore can perform critical operations. (Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyIsSecuritySafeCritical

Gets a value that indicates whether the current method or constructor is security-safe-critical at the current trust level; that is, whether it can perform critical operations and can be accessed by transparent code. (Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyIsSecurityTransparent

Gets a value that indicates whether the current method or constructor is transparent at the current trust level, and therefore cannot perform critical operations.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyIsSpecialName

Gets a value indicating whether this method has a special name.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyIsStatic

Gets a value indicating whether the method is static.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyIsVirtual

Gets a value indicating whether the method is virtual.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyMemberType

Gets a MemberTypes value indicating that this member is a method.(Overrides MemberInfo.MemberType.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyMetadataToken

Gets a value that identifies a metadata element.(Inherited from MemberInfo.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyMethodHandle

Gets a handle to the internal metadata representation of a method.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyMethodImplementationFlags

Gets the MethodImplAttributes flags that specify the attributes of a method implementation.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyModule

Gets the module in which the type that declares the member represented by the current MemberInfo is defined.(Inherited from MemberInfo.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyName

Gets the name of the current member.(Inherited from MemberInfo.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyReflectedType

Gets the class object that was used to obtain this instance of MemberInfo.(Inherited from MemberInfo.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyReturnParameter

Gets a ParameterInfo object that contains information about the return type of the method, such as whether the return type has custom modifiers.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyReturnType

Gets the return type of this method.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyReturnTypeCustomAttributes

Gets the custom attributes for the return type.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodCreateDelegate(Type)

Creates a delegate of the specified type from this method.

System_CAPS_pubmethodCreateDelegate(Type, Object)

Creates a delegate of the specified type with the specified target from this method.

System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(Object)

Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object.(Overrides MethodBase.Equals(Object).)

System_CAPS_protmethodFinalize()

Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetBaseDefinition()

When overridden in a derived class, returns the MethodInfo object for the method on the direct or indirect base class in which the method represented by this instance was first declared.

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetCustomAttributes(Boolean)

When overridden in a derived class, returns an array of all custom attributes applied to this member. (Inherited from MemberInfo.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetCustomAttributes(Type, Boolean)

When overridden in a derived class, returns an array of custom attributes applied to this member and identified by Type.(Inherited from MemberInfo.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetCustomAttributesData()

Returns a list of CustomAttributeData objects representing data about the attributes that have been applied to the target member.(Inherited from MemberInfo.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetGenericArguments()

Returns an array of Type objects that represent the type arguments of a generic method or the type parameters of a generic method definition.(Overrides MethodBase.GetGenericArguments().)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetGenericMethodDefinition()

Returns a MethodInfo object that represents a generic method definition from which the current method can be constructed.

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetHashCode()

Returns the hash code for this instance.(Overrides MethodBase.GetHashCode().)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetMethodBody()

When overridden in a derived class, gets a MethodBody object that provides access to the MSIL stream, local variables, and exceptions for the current method.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetMethodImplementationFlags()

When overridden in a derived class, returns the MethodImplAttributes flags.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetParameters()

When overridden in a derived class, gets the parameters of the specified method or constructor.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodInvoke(Object, BindingFlags, Binder, Object(), CultureInfo)

When overridden in a derived class, invokes the reflected method or constructor with the given parameters.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodInvoke(Object, Object())

Invokes the method or constructor represented by the current instance, using the specified parameters.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodIsDefined(Type, Boolean)

When overridden in a derived class, indicates whether one or more attributes of the specified type or of its derived types is applied to this member.(Inherited from MemberInfo.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodMakeGenericMethod(Type())

Substitutes the elements of an array of types for the type parameters of the current generic method definition, and returns a MethodInfo object representing the resulting constructed method.

System_CAPS_protmethodMemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_puboperatorSystem_CAPS_staticEquality(MethodInfo, MethodInfo)

Indicates whether two MethodInfo objects are equal.

System_CAPS_puboperatorSystem_CAPS_staticInequality(MethodInfo, MethodInfo)

Indicates whether two MethodInfo objects are not equal.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethod_MemberInfo.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)

Maps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers.(Inherited from MemberInfo.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethod_MemberInfo.GetType()

Gets a Type object representing the MemberInfo class.(Inherited from MemberInfo.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethod_MemberInfo.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)

Retrieves the type information for an object, which can then be used to get the type information for an interface.(Inherited from MemberInfo.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethod_MemberInfo.GetTypeInfoCount(UInt32)

Retrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1).(Inherited from MemberInfo.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethod_MemberInfo.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr)

Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object.(Inherited from MemberInfo.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethod_MethodBase.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)

Maps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethod_MethodBase.GetType()

For a description of this member, see _MethodBase.GetType.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethod_MethodBase.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)

Retrieves the type information for an object, which can then be used to get the type information for an interface.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethod_MethodBase.GetTypeInfoCount(UInt32)

Retrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1).(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethod_MethodBase.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr)

Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethod_MethodInfo.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)

Maps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers.

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethod_MethodInfo.GetType()

Provides access to the GetType method from COM.

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethod_MethodInfo.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)

Retrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface.

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethod_MethodInfo.GetTypeInfoCount(UInt32)

Retrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1).

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethod_MethodInfo.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr)

Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object.

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privproperty_MethodBase.IsAbstract

For a description of this member, see _MethodBase.IsAbstract.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privproperty_MethodBase.IsAssembly

For a description of this member, see _MethodBase.IsAssembly.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privproperty_MethodBase.IsConstructor

For a description of this member, see _MethodBase.IsConstructor.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privproperty_MethodBase.IsFamily

For a description of this member, see _MethodBase.IsFamily.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privproperty_MethodBase.IsFamilyAndAssembly

For a description of this member, see _MethodBase.IsFamilyAndAssembly.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privproperty_MethodBase.IsFamilyOrAssembly

For a description of this member, see _MethodBase.IsFamilyOrAssembly.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privproperty_MethodBase.IsFinal

For a description of this member, see _MethodBase.IsFinal.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privproperty_MethodBase.IsHideBySig

For a description of this member, see _MethodBase.IsHideBySig.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privproperty_MethodBase.IsPrivate

For a description of this member, see _MethodBase.IsPrivate.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privproperty_MethodBase.IsPublic

For a description of this member, see _MethodBase.IsPublic.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privproperty_MethodBase.IsSpecialName

For a description of this member, see _MethodBase.IsSpecialName.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privproperty_MethodBase.IsStatic

For a description of this member, see _MethodBase.IsStatic.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privproperty_MethodBase.IsVirtual

For a description of this member, see _MethodBase.IsVirtual.(Inherited from MethodBase.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodGetCustomAttribute(Type)

Overloaded. Retrieves a custom attribute of a specified type that is applied to a specified member.(Defined by CustomAttributeExtensions.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetCustomAttribute(Type, Boolean)

Overloaded. Retrieves a custom attribute of a specified type that is applied to a specified member, and optionally inspects the ancestors of that member.(Defined by CustomAttributeExtensions.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetCustomAttribute(Of T)()

Overloaded. Retrieves a custom attribute of a specified type that is applied to a specified member.(Defined by CustomAttributeExtensions.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetCustomAttribute(Of T)(Boolean)

Overloaded. Retrieves a custom attribute of a specified type that is applied to a specified member, and optionally inspects the ancestors of that member.(Defined by CustomAttributeExtensions.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetCustomAttributes()

Overloaded. Retrieves a collection of custom attributes that are applied to a specified member.(Defined by CustomAttributeExtensions.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetCustomAttributes(Type)

Overloaded. Retrieves a collection of custom attributes of a specified type that are applied to a specified member.(Defined by CustomAttributeExtensions.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetCustomAttributes(Of T)(Boolean)

Overloaded. Retrieves a collection of custom attributes of a specified type that are applied to a specified member, and optionally inspects the ancestors of that member.(Defined by CustomAttributeExtensions.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetRuntimeBaseDefinition()

Retrieves an object that represents the specified method on the direct or indirect base class where the method was first declared.(Defined by RuntimeReflectionExtensions.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodIsDefined(Type)

Overloaded. Indicates whether custom attributes of a specified type are applied to a specified member.(Defined by CustomAttributeExtensions.)

The MethodInfo class represents a method of a type. You can use a MethodInfo object to obtain information about the method that the object represents and to invoke the method. For example:

You can instantiate a MethodInfo instances by calling the Type.GetMethods or Type.GetMethod method, or by calling the MethodInfo.MakeGenericMethod method of a MethodInfo object that represents a generic method definition.

For a list of the invariant conditions for terms specific to generic methods, see the IsGenericMethod property. For a list of the invariant conditions for other terms used in generic reflection, see the IsGenericType property.

SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand

for full trust for inheritors. This class cannot be inherited by partially trusted code.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1

This type is thread safe.

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