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Type.IsArray Property


Gets a value that indicates whether the type is an array.

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

public bool IsArray { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if the current type is an array; otherwise, false.



The IsArray property returns false for the Array class. It also returns false if the current instance is a Type object that represents a collection type or an interface designed to work with collections, such as IEnumerable or IEnumerable<T>.

To check for an array, use code such as:


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.

This property is read-only.

The following example demonstrates using theIsArray property.

using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Collections.Generic;

public class Example
   public static void Main()
      Type[] types = { typeof(String), typeof(int[]),
                       typeof(ArrayList), typeof(Array),
                       typeof(IEnumerable<Char>) };
      foreach (var t in types)
         Console.WriteLine("{0,-15} IsArray = {1}", t.Name + ":",
// The example displays the following output:
//       String:         IsArray = False
//       Int32[]:        IsArray = True
//       ArrayList:      IsArray = False
//       Array:          IsArray = False
//       List`1:         IsArray = False
//       IEnumerable`1:  IsArray = False

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 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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