MethodBase Class

Definition

Provides information about methods and constructors.

public ref class MethodBase abstract : System::Reflection::MemberInfo, System::Runtime::InteropServices::_MethodBase
[System.Runtime.InteropServices.ClassInterface(System.Runtime.InteropServices.ClassInterfaceType.None)]
[System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComVisible(true)]
[System.Serializable]
public abstract class MethodBase : System.Reflection.MemberInfo, System.Runtime.InteropServices._MethodBase
type MethodBase = class
    inherit MemberInfo
    interface _MethodBase
Public MustInherit Class MethodBase
Inherits MemberInfo
Implements _MethodBase
Inheritance
MethodBase
Derived
Attributes
Implements

Remarks

MethodBase is the base class of MethodInfo and ConstructorInfo.

Notes to Implementers

When you inherit from MethodBase, you must override the following members: GetParameters(), Invoke(Object, BindingFlags, Binder, Object[], CultureInfo), GetMethodImplementationFlags(), MethodHandle, Attributes, Name, DeclaringType, MemberType, ReflectedType, GetCustomAttributes(Boolean), GetCustomAttributes(Type, Boolean), and IsDefined(Type, Boolean).

Constructors

MethodBase()

Initializes a new instance of the MethodBase class.

Properties

Attributes

Gets the attributes associated with this method.

CallingConvention

Gets a value indicating the calling conventions for this method.

ContainsGenericParameters

Gets a value indicating whether the generic method contains unassigned generic type parameters.

CustomAttributes

Gets a collection that contains this member's custom attributes.

(Inherited from MemberInfo)
DeclaringType

Gets the class that declares this member.

(Inherited from MemberInfo)
IsAbstract

Gets a value indicating whether the method is abstract.

IsAssembly

Gets a value indicating whether the potential visibility of this method or constructor is described by Assembly; that is, the method or constructor is visible at most to other types in the same assembly, and is not visible to derived types outside the assembly.

IsCollectible

Gets a value that indicates whether this MemberInfo object is part of an assembly held in a collectible AssemblyLoadContext.

(Inherited from MemberInfo)
IsConstructedGenericMethod
IsConstructor

Gets a value indicating whether the method is a constructor.

IsFamily

Gets a value indicating whether the visibility of this method or constructor is described by Family; that is, the method or constructor is visible only within its class and derived classes.

IsFamilyAndAssembly

Gets a value indicating whether the visibility of this method or constructor is described by FamANDAssem; that is, the method or constructor can be called by derived classes, but only if they are in the same assembly.

IsFamilyOrAssembly

Gets a value indicating whether the potential visibility of this method or constructor is described by FamORAssem; that is, the method or constructor can be called by derived classes wherever they are, and by classes in the same assembly.

IsFinal

Gets a value indicating whether this method is final.

IsGenericMethod

Gets a value indicating whether the method is generic.

IsGenericMethodDefinition

Gets a value indicating whether the method is a generic method definition.

IsHideBySig

Gets a value indicating whether only a member of the same kind with exactly the same signature is hidden in the derived class.

IsPrivate

Gets a value indicating whether this member is private.

IsPublic

Gets a value indicating whether this is a public method.

IsSecurityCritical

Gets a value that indicates whether the current method or constructor is security-critical or security-safe-critical at the current trust level, and therefore can perform critical operations.

IsSecuritySafeCritical

Gets a value that indicates whether the current method or constructor is security-safe-critical at the current trust level; that is, whether it can perform critical operations and can be accessed by transparent code.

IsSecurityTransparent

Gets a value that indicates whether the current method or constructor is transparent at the current trust level, and therefore cannot perform critical operations.

IsSpecialName

Gets a value indicating whether this method has a special name.

IsStatic

Gets a value indicating whether the method is static.

IsVirtual

Gets a value indicating whether the method is virtual.

MemberType

When overridden in a derived class, gets a MemberTypes value indicating the type of the member - method, constructor, event, and so on.

(Inherited from MemberInfo)
MetadataToken

Gets a value that identifies a metadata element.

(Inherited from MemberInfo)
MethodHandle

Gets a handle to the internal metadata representation of a method.

MethodImplementationFlags

Gets the MethodImplAttributes flags that specify the attributes of a method implementation.

Module

Gets the module in which the type that declares the member represented by the current MemberInfo is defined.

(Inherited from MemberInfo)
Name

Gets the name of the current member.

(Inherited from MemberInfo)
ReflectedType

Gets the class object that was used to obtain this instance of MemberInfo.

(Inherited from MemberInfo)

Methods

Equals(Object)

Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object.

GetCurrentMethod()

Returns a MethodBase object representing the currently executing method.

GetCustomAttributes(Boolean)

When overridden in a derived class, returns an array of all custom attributes applied to this member.

(Inherited from MemberInfo)
GetCustomAttributes(Type, Boolean)

When overridden in a derived class, returns an array of custom attributes applied to this member and identified by Type.

(Inherited from MemberInfo)
GetCustomAttributesData()

Returns a list of CustomAttributeData objects representing data about the attributes that have been applied to the target member.

(Inherited from MemberInfo)
GetGenericArguments()

Returns an array of Type objects that represent the type arguments of a generic method or the type parameters of a generic method definition.

GetHashCode()

Returns the hash code for this instance.

GetMethodBody()

When overridden in a derived class, gets a MethodBody object that provides access to the MSIL stream, local variables, and exceptions for the current method.

GetMethodFromHandle(RuntimeMethodHandle)

Gets method information by using the method's internal metadata representation (handle).

GetMethodFromHandle(RuntimeMethodHandle, RuntimeTypeHandle)

Gets a MethodBase object for the constructor or method represented by the specified handle, for the specified generic type.

GetMethodImplementationFlags()

When overridden in a derived class, returns the MethodImplAttributes flags.

GetParameters()

When overridden in a derived class, gets the parameters of the specified method or constructor.

GetType()
HasSameMetadataDefinitionAs(MemberInfo) (Inherited from MemberInfo)
Invoke(Object, BindingFlags, Binder, Object[], CultureInfo)

When overridden in a derived class, invokes the reflected method or constructor with the given parameters.

Invoke(Object, Object[])

Invokes the method or constructor represented by the current instance, using the specified parameters.

IsDefined(Type, Boolean)

When overridden in a derived class, indicates whether one or more attributes of the specified type or of its derived types is applied to this member.

(Inherited from MemberInfo)
MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
ToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)

Operators

Equality(MethodBase, MethodBase)

Indicates whether two MethodBase objects are equal.

Inequality(MethodBase, MethodBase)

Indicates whether two MethodBase objects are not equal.

Explicit Interface Implementations

_MemberInfo.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)

Maps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers.

(Inherited from MemberInfo)
_MemberInfo.GetType()

Gets a Type object representing the MemberInfo class.

(Inherited from MemberInfo)
_MemberInfo.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)

Retrieves the type information for an object, which can then be used to get the type information for an interface.

(Inherited from MemberInfo)
_MemberInfo.GetTypeInfoCount(UInt32)

Retrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1).

(Inherited from MemberInfo)
_MemberInfo.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr)

Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object.

(Inherited from MemberInfo)
_MethodBase.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)

Maps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers.

_MethodBase.GetType()

For a description of this member, see GetType().

_MethodBase.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)

Retrieves the type information for an object, which can then be used to get the type information for an interface.

_MethodBase.GetTypeInfoCount(UInt32)

Retrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1).

_MethodBase.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr)

Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object.

_MethodBase.IsAbstract

For a description of this member, see IsAbstract.

_MethodBase.IsAssembly

For a description of this member, see IsAssembly.

_MethodBase.IsConstructor

For a description of this member, see IsConstructor.

_MethodBase.IsFamily

For a description of this member, see IsFamily.

_MethodBase.IsFamilyAndAssembly

For a description of this member, see IsFamilyAndAssembly.

_MethodBase.IsFamilyOrAssembly

For a description of this member, see IsFamilyOrAssembly.

_MethodBase.IsFinal

For a description of this member, see IsFinal.

_MethodBase.IsHideBySig

For a description of this member, see IsHideBySig.

_MethodBase.IsPrivate

For a description of this member, see IsPrivate.

_MethodBase.IsPublic

For a description of this member, see IsPublic.

_MethodBase.IsSpecialName

For a description of this member, see IsSpecialName.

_MethodBase.IsStatic

For a description of this member, see IsStatic.

_MethodBase.IsVirtual

For a description of this member, see IsVirtual.

ICustomAttributeProvider.GetCustomAttributes(Boolean) (Inherited from MemberInfo)
ICustomAttributeProvider.GetCustomAttributes(Type, Boolean) (Inherited from MemberInfo)
ICustomAttributeProvider.IsDefined(Type, Boolean) (Inherited from MemberInfo)

Extension Methods

GetCustomAttribute(MemberInfo, Type)

Retrieves a custom attribute of a specified type that is applied to a specified member.

GetCustomAttribute(MemberInfo, Type, Boolean)

Retrieves a custom attribute of a specified type that is applied to a specified member, and optionally inspects the ancestors of that member.

GetCustomAttribute<T>(MemberInfo)

Retrieves a custom attribute of a specified type that is applied to a specified member.

GetCustomAttribute<T>(MemberInfo, Boolean)

Retrieves a custom attribute of a specified type that is applied to a specified member, and optionally inspects the ancestors of that member.

GetCustomAttributes(MemberInfo)

Retrieves a collection of custom attributes that are applied to a specified member.

GetCustomAttributes(MemberInfo, Boolean)

Retrieves a collection of custom attributes that are applied to a specified member, and optionally inspects the ancestors of that member.

GetCustomAttributes(MemberInfo, Type)

Retrieves a collection of custom attributes of a specified type that are applied to a specified member.

GetCustomAttributes(MemberInfo, Type, Boolean)

Retrieves a collection of custom attributes of a specified type that are applied to a specified member, and optionally inspects the ancestors of that member.

GetCustomAttributes<T>(MemberInfo)

Retrieves a collection of custom attributes of a specified type that are applied to a specified member.

GetCustomAttributes<T>(MemberInfo, Boolean)

Retrieves a collection of custom attributes of a specified type that are applied to a specified member, and optionally inspects the ancestors of that member.

IsDefined(MemberInfo, Type)

Indicates whether custom attributes of a specified type are applied to a specified member.

IsDefined(MemberInfo, Type, Boolean)

Indicates whether custom attributes of a specified type are applied to a specified member, and, optionally, applied to its ancestors.

GetMetadataToken(MemberInfo)

Gets a metadata token for the given member, if available.

HasMetadataToken(MemberInfo)

Returns a value that indicates whether a metadata token is available for the specified member.

Security

InheritanceDemand
for full trust for inheritors. This class cannot be inherited by partially trusted code.

Applies to

Thread Safety

This type is thread safe.