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MethodInfo.ReturnType Property

Gets the return type of this method.

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

public virtual Type ReturnType { get; }
/** @property */
public Type get_ReturnType ()

public function get ReturnType () : Type

Not applicable.

Property Value

The return type of this method.

To get the return type property, first get the class Type. From the Type, get the MethodInfo. From the MethodInfo, get the ReturnType.

The following example displays the return type of the specified method.

using System;
using System.Reflection;

class Mymethodinfo
{
    public static int Main()
    {
        Console.WriteLine ("\nReflection.MethodInfo");
  
        // Get the Type and MethodInfo.
        Type MyType = Type.GetType("System.Reflection.FieldInfo");
        MethodInfo Mymethodinfo = MyType.GetMethod("GetValue");
        Console.Write ("\n" + MyType.FullName + "." + Mymethodinfo.Name);
  
        // Get and display the ReturnType.
        Console.Write ("\nReturnType = {0}", Mymethodinfo.ReturnType);
        return 0;
    }
}

import System.*;
import System.Reflection.*;

class MyMethodInfo
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("\nReflection.MethodInfo");

        // Get the Type and MethodInfo.
        Type myType = Type.GetType("System.Reflection.FieldInfo");
        MethodInfo myMethodInfo = myType.GetMethod("GetValue");

        Console.Write(("\n" + myType.get_FullName() + "." 
            + myMethodInfo.get_Name()));

        // Get and display the ReturnType.
        Console.Write("\nReturnType = {0}", myMethodInfo.get_ReturnType());
    } //main
} //MyMethodInfo

class Mymethodinfo
{
   public static function Main() : void
      {
      Console.WriteLine ("\nReflection.MethodInfo");
 
      //Get the Type and MethodInfo.
      var MyType : Type = Type.GetType("System.Reflection.FieldInfo");
      var Mymethodinfo : MethodInfo = MyType.GetMethod("GetValue");
      Console.Write ("\n" + MyType.FullName + "." + Mymethodinfo.Name);
 
      //Get and display the ReturnType.
      Console.Write ("\nReturnType = {0}", Mymethodinfo.ReturnType);
   }
}
Mymethodinfo.Main();
/*
This code produces the following output:

Reflection.MethodInfo
System.Reflection.FieldInfo.GetValue
ReturnType - System.Object
*/

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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