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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 */
public abstract Type get_PropertyType ()

public abstract function get PropertyType () : Type

Not applicable.

Property Value

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        
        {
            get
            {
                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);
        }
    }
}

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0
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