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Enum.GetUnderlyingType Method

Returns the underlying type of the specified enumeration.

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

[ComVisibleAttribute(true)] 
public static Type GetUnderlyingType (
	Type enumType
)
/** @attribute ComVisibleAttribute(true) */ 
public static Type GetUnderlyingType (
	Type enumType
)
ComVisibleAttribute(true) 
public static function GetUnderlyingType (
	enumType : Type
) : Type
Not applicable.

Parameters

enumType

An enumeration type.

Return Value

The underlying Type of enumType.

Exception typeCondition

ArgumentNullException

enumType is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

ArgumentException

enumType is not an Enum.

The following code sample illustrates the use of GetUnderlyingType :

static object GetAsUnderlyingType(Enum enval)
{
    Type entype = enval.GetType();

    Type undertype = Enum.GetUnderlyingType(entype);

    return Convert.ChangeType( enval, undertype );
}

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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