MethodBase.IsAbstract Property

Definition

Gets a value indicating whether the method is abstract.

public:
 property bool IsAbstract { bool get(); };
public bool IsAbstract { get; }
member this.IsAbstract : bool
Public ReadOnly Property IsAbstract As Boolean

Property Value

true if the method is abstract; otherwise, false.

Implements

Examples

The following example determines whether specified the method is abstract and displays the result.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Reflection;
int main()
{
   Console::WriteLine( "\nReflection.MethodBase" );
   
   // Get the types.
   Type^ MyType1 = Type::GetType( "System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatter" );
   Type^ MyType2 = Type::GetType( "System.Reflection.MethodBase" );
   
   // Get and display the methods.
   MethodBase^ Mymethodbase1 = MyType1->GetMethod( "WriteInt32", static_cast<BindingFlags>(BindingFlags::NonPublic | BindingFlags::Instance) );
   MethodBase^ Mymethodbase2 = MyType2->GetMethod( "GetCurrentMethod", static_cast<BindingFlags>(BindingFlags::Public | BindingFlags::Static) );
   Console::Write( "\nMymethodbase = {0}", Mymethodbase1 );
   if ( Mymethodbase1->IsAbstract )
      Console::Write( "\nMymethodbase is an abstract method." );
   else
      Console::Write( "\nMymethodbase is not an abstract method." );

   Console::Write( "\n\nMymethodbase = {0}", Mymethodbase2 );
   if ( Mymethodbase2->IsAbstract )
      Console::Write( "\nMymethodbase is an abstract method." );
   else
      Console::Write( "\nMymethodbase is not an abstract method." );

   return 0;
}

using System;
using System.Reflection;
// using System.Windows.Forms;

class methodbase
{
    public static int Main(string[] args)
    {      
        Console.WriteLine ("\nReflection.MethodBase");
        
        // Get the types.
        Type MyType1 = Type.GetType("System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatter");       
        Type MyType2 = Type.GetType("System.Reflection.MethodBase");
 
        // Get and display the methods.
        MethodBase Mymethodbase1 = 
            MyType1.GetMethod("WriteInt32", BindingFlags.NonPublic|BindingFlags.Instance);

        MethodBase Mymethodbase2 = 
            MyType2.GetMethod("GetCurrentMethod", BindingFlags.Public|BindingFlags.Static);
 
        Console.Write("\nMymethodbase = " + Mymethodbase1.ToString());
        if (Mymethodbase1.IsAbstract)
            Console.Write ("\nMymethodbase is an abstract method.");
        else
            Console.Write ("\nMymethodbase is not an abstract method.");
 
        Console.Write("\n\nMymethodbase = " + Mymethodbase2.ToString());
        if (Mymethodbase2.IsAbstract)
            Console.Write ("\nMymethodbase is an abstract method.");
        else
            Console.Write ("\nMymethodbase is not an abstract method.");
       
        return 0;
    }
}
Imports System.Reflection

Class methodbase1

    Public Shared Function Main() As Integer
        Console.WriteLine("Reflection.MethodBase")
        Console.WriteLine()
        ' Get the types.
        Dim MyType1 As Type = _
           Type.GetType("System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatter")
        Dim MyType2 As Type = _
           Type.GetType("System.Reflection.MethodBase")

        ' Get and display the methods
        Dim Mymethodbase1 As MethodBase = _
           MyType1.GetMethod("WriteInt32", BindingFlags.NonPublic Or BindingFlags.Instance)
        Dim Mymethodbase2 As MethodBase = _
           MyType2.GetMethod("GetCurrentMethod", BindingFlags.Public Or BindingFlags.Static)

        Console.WriteLine("Mymethodbase = {0}", Mymethodbase1.ToString())
        If Mymethodbase1.IsAbstract Then
            Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.CrLf & "Mymethodbase is an abstract method.")
        Else
            Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.CrLf & "Mymethodbase is not an abstract method.")
        End If
        Console.Write("Mymethodbase = {0}", Mymethodbase2.ToString())
        If Mymethodbase2.IsAbstract Then
            Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.CrLf & "Mymethodbase is an abstract method.")
        Else
            Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.CrLf & "Mymethodbase is not an abstract method.")
        End If
        Return 0
    End Function

End Class

Remarks

An abstract member is declared on a base class and has no implementation supplied.

To get the MethodBase, first get the type. From the type, get the method. From the method, get the MethodBase. If the MethodBase or constructor is other than public, it is protected and cannot be readily accessed. To access a non-public method, set the BindingFlags mask to NonPublic in GetMethod.

Applies to

See also