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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);

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The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0