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Type.MakeArrayType Method

Returns a Type object representing a one-dimensional array of the current type, with a lower bound of zero.

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

abstract MakeArrayType : unit -> Type 
override MakeArrayType : unit -> Type 

Return Value

Type: System.Type
A Type object representing a one-dimensional array of the current type, with a lower bound of zero.

ExceptionCondition
NotSupportedException

The invoked method is not supported in the base class. Derived classes must provide an implementation.

TypeLoadException

The current type is TypedReference.

-or-

The current type is a ByRef type. That is, Type.IsByRef returns true.

The MakeArrayType method provides a way to generate array types whose element types are computed at run time.

Note   The common language runtime makes a distinction between vectors (that is, one-dimensional arrays that are always zero-based) and multidimensional arrays. A vector, which always has only one dimension, is not the same as a multidimensional array that happens to have only one dimension. This method overload can only be used to create vector types, and it is the only way to create a vector type. Use the MakeArrayType(Int32) method overload to create multidimensional array types.

The following code example creates array, ref (ByRef in Visual Basic), and pointer types for the Test class.

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.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.
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