GetValue Method (Object, BindingFlags, Binder, Object[], CultureInfo)
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PropertyInfo.GetValue Method (Object, BindingFlags, Binder, Object[], CultureInfo)

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

When overridden in a derived class, returns the value of a property that has the specified binding, index, and CultureInfo.

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

public abstract Object GetValue(
	Object obj,
	BindingFlags invokeAttr,
	Binder binder,
	Object[] index,
	CultureInfo culture


Type: System.Object
The object whose property value will be returned.
Type: System.Reflection.BindingFlags
The invocation attribute. This must be a bit flag from BindingFlags: InvokeMethod, CreateInstance, Static, GetField, SetField, GetProperty, or SetProperty. A suitable invocation attribute must be specified. If a static member is to be invoked, the Static flag of BindingFlags must be set.
Type: System.Reflection.Binder
An object that enables the binding, coercion of argument types, invocation of members, and retrieval of MemberInfo objects via reflection. If binder is null, the default binder is used.
Type: System.Object []
Optional index values for indexed properties. This value should be null for non-indexed properties.
Type: System.Globalization.CultureInfo
The culture for which the resource is to be localized. Note that if the resource is not localized for this culture, the CultureInfo.Parent method will be called successively in search of a match. If this value is null, the CultureInfo is obtained from the CultureInfo.CurrentUICulture property.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
The property value for the object specified by the obj parameter.


The index array does not contain the type of arguments needed.


The property's get accessor is not found.


The object does not match the target type, or a property is an instance property but obj is null.


The number of parameters in index does not match the number of parameters the indexed property takes.


The property is not accessible to the caller.


An error occurred while retrieving the property value. For example, an index value specified for an indexed property is out of range. The InnerException property indicates the reason for the error.

To determine whether a property is indexed, use the GetIndexParameters method. If the resulting array has 0 (zero) elements, the property is not indexed.

In Windows Phone, only accessible properties can be retrieved using reflection.

Because static properties belong to the type, not to individual objects, get static properties by passing null as the object argument. For example, use the following code to get the static CurrentCulture property of CultureInfo:

object o = typeof(CultureInfo)
    .GetProperty("CurrentCulture").GetValue(null, null); 
Visual Basic
Dim o As Object = GetType(CultureInfo) _ 
    .GetProperty("CurrentCulture").GetValue(Nothing, Nothing))

To use the GetValue method, first get the class Type. From the Type, get the PropertyInfo. From the PropertyInfo, use the GetValue method.

Version Notes

Windows Phone

 If you pass invalid values to GetValue, the method throws ArgumentNullException instead of TargetException.

If the count of indexes is less than the real count, GetValue throws ArgumentException instead of TargetParameterCountException.

GetValue(Object, BindingFlags, Binder, Object[], CultureInfo) throws ArgumentException when the index parameter is a string value and binder is not the default binder.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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