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PropertyInfo.PropertyType Property

Gets the type of this property.

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

public abstract Type PropertyType { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Type
The type of this property.



The Type is String, Boolean, Int32, and so on.

To get the PropertyType property, first get the class Type. From the Type, get the PropertyInfo. From the PropertyInfo, get the PropertyType value.

The following example displays the data type of the specified property.

using System;
using System.Reflection;

namespace MyNamespace
    public class Example
        public int Answer        
                return 42;

        public static void Main()
            // Get a Type object for the Example type.
            Type t = typeof(MyNamespace.Example);

            // Get a PropertyInfo object for the Answer property.
            PropertyInfo pi = t.GetProperty("Answer");

            // Display the type returned by the Answer property.
            Console.WriteLine("The return type of the {0}.{1} property is {2}.",
                t.Name, pi.Name, pi.PropertyType);

//This example produces the following output:
//The return type of the Example.Answer property is System.Int32.

.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.