PropertyInfo.GetIndexParameters Method ()


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When overridden in a derived class, returns an array of all the index parameters for the property.

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

public abstract ParameterInfo[] GetIndexParameters()

Return Value

Type: System.Reflection.ParameterInfo[]

An array of type ParameterInfo containing the parameters for the indexes. If the property is not indexed, the array has 0 (zero) elements.

Extract any required parameter information from the returned array.

To use the GetIndexParameters method, first get the class Type. From the Type, get the PropertyInfo. From the PropertyInfo, use the GetIndexParameters method.

The following example displays the index parameters of the specified property.

using System;
using System.Reflection;

// A class that contains some properties.
public class MyProperty   
    // Define a simple string property.
    private string caption = "A Default caption";
    public string Caption
        get{return caption;}
        set {if(caption!=value) {caption = value;}

    // A very limited indexer that gets or sets one of four 
    // strings.
    private string[] strings = {"abc", "def", "ghi", "jkl"};
    public string this[int Index]    
            return strings[Index];
            strings[Index] = value;

class Mypropertyinfo
    public static int Main()
        // Get the type and PropertyInfo.
        Type t = Type.GetType("MyProperty");
        PropertyInfo pi = t.GetProperty("Caption");

        // Get the public GetIndexParameters method.
        ParameterInfo[] parms = pi.GetIndexParameters();
        Console.WriteLine("\r\n" + t.FullName + "." + pi.Name
            + " has " + parms.GetLength(0) + " parameters.");

        // Display a property that has parameters. The default 
        // name of an indexer is "Item".
        pi = t.GetProperty("Item");
        parms = pi.GetIndexParameters();
        Console.WriteLine(t.FullName + "." + pi.Name + " has " + 
            parms.GetLength(0) + " parameters.");
        foreach( ParameterInfo p in parms )
            Console.WriteLine("   Parameter: " + p.Name);

        return 0;
 This example produces the following output:
 MyProperty.Caption has 0 parameters.
 MyProperty.Item has 1 parameters.
    Parameter: Index


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

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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