MethodBase.IsAbstract Property

 
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Gets a value indicating whether the method is abstract.

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

Public ReadOnly Property IsAbstract As Boolean

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.

Imports System
Imports System.Reflection
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic

Class methodbase1

    Public Shared Function Main() As Integer
        Console.WriteLine("Reflection.MethodBase")
        Console.WriteLine()
        ' Get the types.
        Dim MyType1 As Type = _
           Type.GetType("System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatter")
        Dim MyType2 As Type = _
           Type.GetType("System.Reflection.MethodBase")

        ' Get and display the methods
        Dim Mymethodbase1 As MethodBase = _
           MyType1.GetMethod("WriteInt32", BindingFlags.NonPublic Or BindingFlags.Instance)
        Dim Mymethodbase2 As MethodBase = _
           MyType2.GetMethod("GetCurrentMethod", BindingFlags.Public Or BindingFlags.Static)

        Console.WriteLine("Mymethodbase = {0}", Mymethodbase1.ToString())
        If Mymethodbase1.IsAbstract Then
            Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.CrLf & "Mymethodbase is an abstract method.")
        Else
            Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.CrLf & "Mymethodbase is not an abstract method.")
        End If
        Console.Write("Mymethodbase = {0}", Mymethodbase2.ToString())
        If Mymethodbase2.IsAbstract Then
            Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.CrLf & "Mymethodbase is an abstract method.")
        Else
            Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.CrLf & "Mymethodbase is not an abstract method.")
        End If
        Return 0
    End Function

End Class

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