Enum::GetUnderlyingType Method (Type^)

 

Returns the underlying type of the specified enumeration.

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

public:
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
static Type^ GetUnderlyingType(
	Type^ enumType
)

Parameters

enumType
Type: System::Type^

The enumeration whose underlying type will be retrieved.

Return Value

Type: System::Type^

The underlying type of enumType.

Exception Condition
ArgumentNullException

enumType is null.

ArgumentException

enumType is not an Enum.

The Enum structure enables values to be represented as named constants. The data type of the enumeration's values is known as its underlying type. For example, the underlying type of the DayOfWeek enumeration, which consists of constants that represent each day of the week (DayOfWeek::Monday, DayOfWeek::Tuesday, and so on), is Int32.

The following example calls the GetUnderlyingType method to display the underlying type of some enumeration members.

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

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
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