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ModuleBuilder::GetArrayMethod Method

Returns the named method on an array class.

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

MethodInfo^ GetArrayMethod(
	Type^ arrayClass, 
	String^ methodName, 
	CallingConventions callingConvention, 
	Type^ returnType, 
	array<Type^>^ parameterTypes


Type: System::Type
An array class.
Type: System::String
The name of a method on the array class.
Type: System.Reflection::CallingConventions
The method's calling convention.
Type: System::Type
The return type of the method.
Type: array<System::Type>
The types of the method's parameters.

Return Value

Type: System.Reflection::MethodInfo
The named method on an array class.


arrayClass is not an array.


arrayClass or methodName is nullptr.

GetArrayMethod is useful when you have an array of a type whose definition has not been completed and you want to access methods defined on Array. For example, you might define a type and want to define a method that takes an array of the type as a parameter. In order to access the elements of the array, you will need to call methods of the Array class.

The following example demonstrates how to use GetArrayMethod to obtain the MethodInfo corresponding to a method that returns an array value.

// Define a dynamic module in "TempAssembly" assembly.
ModuleBuilder^ myModuleBuilder = myAssemblyBuilder->
   DefineDynamicModule( "TempModule" );

// Define a runtime class with specified name and attributes.
TypeBuilder^ myTypeBuilder = myModuleBuilder->DefineType(
   "TempClass", TypeAttributes::Public );
array<Type^>^ paramArray = { Array::typeid };
// Add 'SortArray' method to the class, with the given signature.
MethodBuilder^ myMethod = myTypeBuilder->DefineMethod( "SortArray",
   MethodAttributes::Public, Array::typeid, paramArray );

array<Type^>^ myArrayClass = gcnew array<Type^>( 1 );
array<Type^>^ parameterTypes = { Array::typeid };
// Get the 'MethodInfo' object corresponding to 'Sort' method of 'Array' class.
MethodInfo^ myMethodInfo = myModuleBuilder->GetArrayMethod(
   myArrayClass->GetType(), "Sort", CallingConventions::Standard,
   nullptr, parameterTypes );

// Get the token corresponding to 'Sort' method of 'Array' class.
MethodToken myMethodToken = myModuleBuilder->GetArrayMethodToken(
   myArrayClass->GetType(), "Sort", CallingConventions::Standard,
   nullptr, parameterTypes );
Console::WriteLine( "Token used by module to identify the 'Sort' method"
   + " of 'Array' class is : {0:x} ", myMethodToken.Token );

ILGenerator^ methodIL = myMethod->GetILGenerator();
methodIL->Emit( OpCodes::Ldarg_1 );
methodIL->Emit( OpCodes::Call, myMethodInfo );
methodIL->Emit( OpCodes::Ldarg_1 );
methodIL->Emit( OpCodes::Ret );

// Complete the creation of type.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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.