SetParent Method

TypeBuilder.SetParent Method

Sets the base type of the type currently under construction.

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

public void SetParent(
	Type parent


Type: System.Type
The new base type.


The type was previously created using CreateType.


parent is null, and the current instance represents an interface whose attributes do not include Abstract.


For the current dynamic type, the IsGenericType property is true, but the IsGenericTypeDefinition property is false.


parent is an interface.

If parent is null, Object is used as the base type.

The SetParent method does not check for most invalid parent types. For example, it does not reject a parent type that has no default constructor when the current type has a default constructor, it does not reject sealed types, and it does not reject the Delegate type. In all these cases, exceptions are thrown by the CreateType method.


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

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