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Type.MakeArrayType Method

Updated: June 2010

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)

public function MakeArrayType() : 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.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Date

History

Reason

June 2010

Added missing TypeLoadException exception.

Customer feedback.

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