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Binder.SelectProperty Method

Selects a property from the given set of properties, based on the specified criteria.

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

public abstract PropertyInfo SelectProperty(
	BindingFlags bindingAttr,
	PropertyInfo[] match,
	Type returnType,
	Type[] indexes,
	ParameterModifier[] modifiers


Type: System.Reflection.BindingFlags

A bitwise combination of BindingFlags values.

Type: System.Reflection.PropertyInfo[]

The set of properties that are candidates for matching. For example, when a Binder object is used by Type.InvokeMember, this parameter specifies the set of properties that reflection has determined to be possible matches, typically because they have the correct member name. The default implementation provided by Type.DefaultBinder changes the order of this array.

Type: System.Type

The return value the matching property must have.

Type: System.Type[]

The index types of the property being searched for. Used for index properties such as the indexer for a class.

Type: System.Reflection.ParameterModifier[]

An array of parameter modifiers that enable binding to work with parameter signatures in which the types have been modified.

Return Value

Type: System.Reflection.PropertyInfo
The matching property.


For the default binder, match contains multiple properties that are equally good matches for returnType and indexes.


For the default binder, match is null or an empty array.

This method controls the selection provided by the GetProperty method on Type.

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, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

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, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0