Refanytype Field
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OpCodes.Refanytype Field


Retrieves the type token embedded in a typed reference.

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

public static readonly OpCode Refanytype

The following table lists the instruction's hexadecimal and Microsoft Intermediate Language (MSIL) assembly format, along with a brief reference summary:


Assembly Format




Pushes the type token stored in a typed reference.

The stack transitional behavior, in sequential order, is:

  1. A value type reference is pushed onto the stack.

  2. The typed reference is popped from the stack and its corresponding type token retrieved.

  3. The type token is pushed onto the stack.

A typed reference contains a type token and an address to an object instance.

The refanytype instruction retrieves the type token embedded in the typed reference. See the Mkrefany instruction for information on creating typed references.

The following Emit method overload can use the refanytype opcode:

  • ILGenerator.Emit(OpCode)

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.1
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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