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_Type.GetElementType Method

Provides COM objects with version-independent access to the Type.GetElementType method.

Namespace:  System.Runtime.InteropServices
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

abstract GetElementType : unit -> Type

Return Value

Type: System.Type
The Type of the object encompassed or referred to by the current array, pointer or reference type.
-or-
a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) if the current Type is not an array or a pointer, or is not passed by reference, or represents a generic type or a type parameter of a generic type or method definition.

This method is for access to managed classes from unmanaged code, and should not be called from managed code.

The Type.GetElementType method returns the Type of the object encompassed or referred to by the current array, pointer or reference type.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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