MethodBase.GetCurrentMethod Method ()

 

Returns a MethodBase object representing the currently executing method.

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

Public Shared Function GetCurrentMethod As MethodBase

Return Value

Type: System.Reflection.MethodBase

GetCurrentMethod is a static method that is called from within an executing method and that returns information about that method.

A MethodBase object representing the currently executing method.

Exception Condition
TargetException

This member was invoked with a late-binding mechanism.

If the currently executing method is defined on a generic type, the MethodInfo that is returned by GetCurrentMethod is obtained from the generic type definition (that is, MethodInfo.ContainsGenericParameters returns true). Therefore, it does not reflect the type arguments that were used when the method was called. For example, if a method M() is defined on a generic type C<T> (C(Of T) in Visual Basic), and GetCurrentMethod is called from C<string>.M(), then GetCurrentMethod returns C<T>.M() (C(Of T).M() in Visual Basic).

If the currently executing method is a generic method, GetCurrentMethod returns the generic method definition. If the generic method is defined on a generic type, the MethodInfo is obtained from the generic type definition.

The following example defines two types. The first is a non-generic class, TestClass, includes a constructor, a method named GetValue, and a read-write property named GetValue. The second is a generic class named TestClass<T> that includes a constructor, a GetValue method, and a generic method, ConvertValue<Y>. Each constructor, method, and property accessor includes a call to the GetCurrentMethod method.

Imports System.Reflection

Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim t As New TestClass()  
      Console.WriteLine(t.GetValue())
      t.Value = 10
      Console.WriteLine(t.Value)
      Console.WriteLine()

      Dim tg As New Test(Of Integer)(200)
      Console.WriteLine(tg.GetValue())
      Dim b = tg.ConvertValue(Of Byte)()
      Console.WriteLine("{0} -> {1} ({2})", tg.GetValue().GetType().Name,
                        b, b.GetType().Name)


   End Sub
End Module

Public Class TestClass
   Private _value As Nullable(Of Integer)

   Public Sub New()
      Dim m As MethodBase = MethodBase.GetCurrentMethod()
      Console.WriteLine("   Executing {0}.{1}", 
                        m.ReflectedType.Name, m.Name)
   End Sub

   Public Sub New(value As Integer)
      Dim m As MethodBase = MethodBase.GetCurrentMethod()
      Console.WriteLine("   Executing {0}.{1}", 
                        m.ReflectedType.Name, m.Name)
      _value = value
   End Sub

   Public Property Value As Integer
      Get
         Dim m As MethodBase = MethodBase.GetCurrentMethod()
         Console.WriteLine("   Executing {0}.{1}", 
                           m.ReflectedType.Name, m.Name)
         Return _value.GetValueOrDefault()
      End Get
      Set
         Dim m As MethodBase = MethodBase.GetCurrentMethod()
         Console.WriteLine("   Executing {0}.{1}", 
                           m.ReflectedType.Name, m.Name)
         _value = value
      End Set
   End Property

   Public Function GetValue() As Integer
      Dim m As MethodBase = MethodBase.GetCurrentMethod()
      Console.WriteLine("   Executing {0}.{1}", 
                        m.ReflectedType.Name, m.Name)
      Return Me.Value
   End Function
End Class

Public Class Test(Of T)
   Private value As T

   Public Sub New(value As T)
      Dim m As MethodBase = MethodBase.GetCurrentMethod()
      Console.WriteLine("   Executing {0}.{1}", 
                        m.ReflectedType.Name, m.Name)
      Me.value = value
   End Sub

   Public Function GetValue() As T
      Dim m As MethodBase = MethodBase.GetCurrentMethod()
      Console.WriteLine("   Executing {0}.{1}", 
                        m.ReflectedType.Name, m.Name)
      Return value
   End Function

   Public Function ConvertValue(Of Y)() As Y
      Dim m As MethodBase = MethodBase.GetCurrentMethod()
      Console.WriteLine("   Executing {0}.{1}", 
                        m.ReflectedType.Name, m.Name)
      Console.Write("      Generic method: {0}, definition: {1}, Args: ", 
                        m.IsGenericMethod, m.IsGenericMethodDefinition)
      If m.IsGenericMethod Then
         For Each arg In m.GetGenericArguments()
            Console.Write("{0} ", arg.Name)
         Next
      End If
      Console.WriteLine()
      Try
         Return CType(Convert.ChangeType(value, GetType(Y)), Y)
      Catch e As OverflowException
         Throw 
      Catch e As InvalidCastException
         Throw
      End Try   
   End Function   
End Class
' The example displays the following output:
'       Executing TestClass..ctor
'       Executing TestClass.GetValue
'       Executing TestClass.get_Value
'       0
'       Executing TestClass.set_Value
'       Executing TestClass.get_Value
'       10
'       
'       Executing Test`1..ctor
'       Executing Test`1.GetValue
'       200
'       Executing Test`1.ConvertValue
'             Generic method: True, definition: True, Args: Y
'       Executing Test`1.GetValue
'       Int32 -> 200 (Byte)

ReflectionPermission

when invoked late-bound through mechanisms such as Type.InvokeMember. Associated enumeration: ReflectionPermissionFlag.MemberAccess.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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