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MethodBase::IsAbstract Property

Gets a value indicating whether the method is abstract.

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

virtual property bool IsAbstract {
	bool get () sealed;

Property Value

Type: System::Boolean
true if the method is abstract; otherwise, false.

An abstract member is declared on a base class and has no implementation supplied.

To get the MethodBase, first get the type. From the type, get the method. From the method, get the MethodBase. If the MethodBase or constructor is other than public, it is protected and cannot be readily accessed. To access a non-public method, set the BindingFlags mask to NonPublic in GetMethod.

The following example determines whether specified the method is abstract and displays the result.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Reflection;
int main()
   Console::WriteLine( "\nReflection.MethodBase" );

   // Get the types.
   Type^ MyType1 = Type::GetType( "System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatter" );
   Type^ MyType2 = Type::GetType( "System.Reflection.MethodBase" );

   // Get and display the methods.
   MethodBase^ Mymethodbase1 = MyType1->GetMethod( "WriteInt32", static_cast<BindingFlags>(BindingFlags::NonPublic | BindingFlags::Instance) );
   MethodBase^ Mymethodbase2 = MyType2->GetMethod( "GetCurrentMethod", static_cast<BindingFlags>(BindingFlags::Public | BindingFlags::Static) );
   Console::Write( "\nMymethodbase = {0}", Mymethodbase1 );
   if ( Mymethodbase1->IsAbstract )
      Console::Write( "\nMymethodbase is an abstract method." );
      Console::Write( "\nMymethodbase is not an abstract method." );

   Console::Write( "\n\nMymethodbase = {0}", Mymethodbase2 );
   if ( Mymethodbase2->IsAbstract )
      Console::Write( "\nMymethodbase is an abstract method." );
      Console::Write( "\nMymethodbase is not an abstract method." );

   return 0;

.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

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

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.