GetTypeCode Method

Type.GetTypeCode Method

Gets the underlying type code of the specified Type.

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

Public Shared Function GetTypeCode ( _
	type As Type _
) As TypeCode
Dim type As Type 
Dim returnValue As TypeCode 

returnValue = Type.GetTypeCode(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.

Sub WriteObjectInfo(ByVal testObject As Object)
    Dim typeCode As TypeCode = Type.GetTypeCode(testObject.GetType())

    Select Case typeCode
        Case typeCode.Boolean
            Console.WriteLine("Boolean: {0}", testObject)

        Case typeCode.Double
            Console.WriteLine("Double: {0}", testObject)

        Case Else
            Console.WriteLine("{0}: {1}", typeCode.ToString(), testObject)
    End Select 
End Sub

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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

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