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GetTypeCode Method

Type.GetTypeCode Method

Gets the underlying type code of the specified Type.

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

public static TypeCode GetTypeCode(
	Type type
)

Parameters

type
Type: System.Type
The Type whose underlying type code to get.

Return Value

Type: System.TypeCode
The TypeCode value of the underlying type.

The following code example demonstrates how the TypeCode enumeration can be used. In a decision block inside the WriteObjectInfo method, the TypeCode of an Object parameter is examined, and an appropriate message is written to the console.


static void WriteObjectInfo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock, object testObject)
{
   TypeCode typeCode = Type.GetTypeCode(testObject.GetType());

   switch (typeCode)
   {
      case TypeCode.Boolean:
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Boolean: {0}", testObject) + "\n";
         break;

      case TypeCode.Double:
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Double: {0}", testObject) + "\n";
         break;

      default:
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("{0}: {1}", typeCode.ToString(), testObject) + "\n";
         break;
   }
}


Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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