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Type.IsArrayImpl Method

When overridden in a derived class, implements the IsArray property and determines whether the Type is an array.

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

'Declaration
Protected MustOverride Function IsArrayImpl As Boolean

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the Type is an array; otherwise, false.

An instance of the Array class must return false because it is an object, not an array.

The following example overrides the IsArrayImpl method in the MyTypeDelegator class, checks if a variable is an array, and displays the result.


Imports System
Imports System.Reflection
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic
Public Class MyTypeDelegator
    Inherits TypeDelegator
    Public myElementType As String = Nothing
    Public myType As Type
    Public Sub New(ByVal myType As Type)
        MyBase.New(myType)
        Me.myType = myType
    End Sub 'New
    ' Override IsArrayImpl().
    Protected Overrides Function IsArrayImpl() As Boolean
        ' Determine whether the type is an array.
        If myType.IsArray Then
            myElementType = "array"
            Return True
        End If
        ' Return false if the type is not an array.
        Return False
    End Function 'IsArrayImpl
End Class 'MyTypeDelegator

Public Class Type_IsArrayImpl
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        Try
            Dim myInt As Integer = 0
            ' Create an instance of an array element.
            Dim myArray(4) As Integer
            Dim myType As New MyTypeDelegator(myArray.GetType())
            Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.NewLine + "Determine whether the variable is an array." + ControlChars.NewLine)
            ' Determine whether 'myType' is an array type.  
            If myType.IsArray Then
                Console.WriteLine("The type of myArray is {0}.", myType.myElementType)
            Else
                Console.WriteLine("myArray is not an array.")
            End If
            myType = New MyTypeDelegator(myInt.GetType())
            ' Determine whether myType is an array type. 
            If myType.IsArray Then
                Console.WriteLine("The type of myInt is {0}.", myType.myElementType)
            Else
                Console.WriteLine("myInt is not an array.")
            End If
        Catch e As Exception
            Console.WriteLine("Exception: {0}", e.Message.ToString())
        End Try
    End Sub 'Main
End Class 'Type_IsArrayImpl


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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