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GenericTypeParameterBuilder::GetElementType Method

Throws a NotSupportedException in all cases.

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

virtual Type^ GetElementType() override

Return Value

Type: System::Type
The type referred to by the current array type, pointer type, or ByRef type; or nullptr if the current type is not an array type, is not a pointer type, and is not passed by reference.




In all cases.

A generic type parameter is a placeholder for a type. Because that type cannot be known in advance, there is no way to know whether it has an element type or what that element type might be. Any return value would be misleading, so the method throws a NotSupportedException.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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.