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Type.IsEnum Property

Gets a value indicating whether the current Type represents an enumeration.

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

abstract IsEnum : bool with get 
override IsEnum : bool with get

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the current Type represents an enumeration; otherwise, false.

Implements

_Type.IsEnum

This property returns true for an enumeration, but not for the Enum type itself.

If the current Type represents a constructed generic type, this property applies to the generic type definition from which the type was constructed. For example, if the current Type represents MyGenericType<int> (MyGenericType(Of Integer) in Visual Basic), the value of this property is determined by MyGenericType<T>.

If the current Type represents a type parameter in the definition of a generic type or generic method, this property always returns false.

This property is read-only.

The following example demonstrates how to use the IsEnum property.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

This code produces the following output:

Is Color an enum? True.
Is Color a value type? True.
Is Enum an enum type? False.
Is Enum a value type? False.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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