EventInfo::EventHandlerType Property


Gets the Type object of the underlying event-handler delegate associated with this event.

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

property Type^ EventHandlerType {
	virtual Type^ get();

Property Value

Type: System::Type^

A read-only Type object representing the delegate event handler.

Exception Condition

The caller does not have the required permission.

The following example uses the EventHandlerType property to discover the delegate type of an event and to display its parameter types.

The example defines a delegate named MyDelegate and an event named ev of type MyDelegate. The code in the Main method discovers the event signature by getting the delegate type of the event, getting the Invoke method of the delegate type, and then retrieving and displaying the parameters.

// The following example uses instances of classes in
// the System::Reflection namespace to discover an event argument type.
using namespace System;
using namespace System::Reflection;

public delegate void MyDelegate( int i );
public ref class MainClass
   event MyDelegate^ ev;

int main()
   Type^ delegateType = MainClass::typeid->GetEvent( "ev" )->EventHandlerType;
   MethodInfo^ invoke = delegateType->GetMethod( "Invoke" );
   array<ParameterInfo^>^pars = invoke->GetParameters();
   System::Collections::IEnumerator^ myEnum = pars->GetEnumerator();
   while ( myEnum->MoveNext() )
      ParameterInfo^ p = safe_cast<ParameterInfo^>(myEnum->Current);
      Console::WriteLine( p->ParameterType );
// The example displays the following output:
//       System.Int32

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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