Type.GetArrayRank Method ()

 

Gets the number of dimensions in an array.

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

Public Overridable Function GetArrayRank As Integer

Return Value

Type: System.Int32

An integer that contains the number of dimensions in the current type.

Exception Condition
NotSupportedException

The functionality of this method is unsupported in the base class and must be implemented in a derived class instead.

ArgumentException

The current type is not an array.

The following example displays the number of dimensions in an array.

Imports System
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic

Class MyArrayRankSample
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        Try
            Dim myArray(,,) As Integer = {{{12, 2, 35}, {300, 78, 33}}, {{92, 42, 135}, {30, 7, 3}}}
            Dim myType As Type = myArray.GetType()
            Console.WriteLine("Contents of myArray: {{{12,2,35},{300,78,33}},{{92,42,135},{30,7,3}}}")
            Console.WriteLine("myArray has {0} dimensions.", myType.GetArrayRank())
        Catch e As NotSupportedException
            Console.WriteLine("NotSupportedException raised.")
            Console.WriteLine(("Source: " + e.Source))
            Console.WriteLine(("Message: " + e.Message))
        Catch e As Exception
            Console.WriteLine("Exception raised.")
            Console.WriteLine(("Source: " + e.Source))
            Console.WriteLine(("Message: " + e.Message))
        End Try
    End Sub 'Main 
End Class 'MyArrayRankSample

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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