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Type.IsPrimitive Property

Gets a value indicating whether the Type is one of the primitive types.

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

'Declaration
Public ReadOnly Property IsPrimitive As Boolean
'Usage
Dim instance As Type 
Dim value As Boolean 

value = instance.IsPrimitive

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the Type is one of the primitive types; otherwise, false.

Implements

_Type.IsPrimitive

The primitive types are Boolean, Byte, SByte, Int16, UInt16, Int32, UInt32, Int64, UInt64, IntPtr, UIntPtr, Char, Double, and Single.

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

The following example demonstrates the IsContextful, IsMarshalByRef, and IsPrimitive properties of the Type class. It checks whether the given type can be hosted in the context, whether it can be marshaled by reference, and whether the type is a primitive data type.

Imports System
Imports System.Runtime.Remoting.Contexts
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic
Public Class MyContextBoundClass
    Inherits ContextBoundObject
    Public myString As String = "This class demonstrates the IsContextful, IsMarshalByRef, and IsPrimitive properties." 
End Class 'MyContextBoundClass
Public Class MyTypeDemoClass
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        Try 
            ' Determine whether the types can be hosted in a Context.
            Console.WriteLine("The Contextful property for the {0} type is {1}.", GetType(MyTypeDemoClass).Name, GetType(MyTypeDemoClass).IsContextful.ToString())
            Console.WriteLine("The Contextful property for the {0} type is {1}.", GetType(MyContextBoundClass).Name, GetType(MyContextBoundClass).IsContextful.ToString())
            ' Determine whether the types are marshalled by reference.
            Console.WriteLine("The MarshalByRef property of {0} is {1}.", GetType(MyTypeDemoClass).Name, GetType(MyTypeDemoClass).IsMarshalByRef.ToString())
            Console.WriteLine("The MarshalByRef property of {0} is {1}.", GetType(MyContextBoundClass).Name, GetType(MyContextBoundClass).IsMarshalByRef.ToString())
            ' Determine whether the types are primitive datatypes.
            Console.WriteLine("Is {0} a primitive data type? {1}.", GetType(Integer).Name, GetType(Integer).IsPrimitive.ToString())
            Console.WriteLine("Is {0} a primitive data type? {1}.", GetType(String).Name, GetType(String).IsPrimitive.ToString())
        Catch e As Exception
            Console.WriteLine("An exception occurred: " + e.Message.ToString())
        End Try 
    End Sub 'Main
End Class 'MyTypeDemoClass

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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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