Type.GetInterfaceMap(Type) Method

Definition

Returns an interface mapping for the specified interface type.

public:
 virtual System::Reflection::InterfaceMapping GetInterfaceMap(Type ^ interfaceType);
[System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComVisible(true)]
public virtual System.Reflection.InterfaceMapping GetInterfaceMap (Type interfaceType);
abstract member GetInterfaceMap : Type -> System.Reflection.InterfaceMapping
override this.GetInterfaceMap : Type -> System.Reflection.InterfaceMapping
Public Overridable Function GetInterfaceMap (interfaceType As Type) As InterfaceMapping

Parameters

interfaceType
Type

The interface type to retrieve a mapping for.

Returns

An object that represents the interface mapping for interfaceType.

Implements

Attributes

Exceptions

interfaceType is not implemented by the current type.

-or-

The interfaceType argument does not refer to an interface.

-or-

The current instance or interfaceType argument is an open generic type; that is, the ContainsGenericParameters property returns true.

-or-

interfaceType is a generic interface, and the current type is an array type.

interfaceType is null.

The current Type represents a generic type parameter; that is, IsGenericParameter is true.

The invoked method is not supported in the base class. Derived classes must provide an implementation.

Examples

The following example calls the GetInterfaceMap method to determine how the IFormatProvider interface maps to CultureInfo methods, and how the IAppDomainSetup interface maps to AppDomainSetup properties. Note that, because the IAppDomainSetup interface defines a set of properties, the returned InterfaceMapping object includes separate MethodInfo objects for a property's get and set accessors.

using System;
using System.Globalization;
using System.Reflection;

public class Example
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      Type[] interf = { typeof(IFormatProvider), typeof(IAppDomainSetup) };
      Type[] impl = { typeof(CultureInfo), typeof(AppDomainSetup) };

      for (int ctr = 0; ctr < interf.Length; ctr++)
         ShowInterfaceMapping(interf[ctr], impl[ctr]);
   }

   private static void ShowInterfaceMapping(Type intType, Type implType)
   {
      InterfaceMapping map = implType.GetInterfaceMap(intType);
      Console.WriteLine("Mapping of {0} to {1}: ", map.InterfaceType, map.TargetType);
      for (int ctr = 0; ctr < map.InterfaceMethods.Length; ctr++) {
         MethodInfo im = map.InterfaceMethods[ctr];
         MethodInfo tm = map.TargetMethods[ctr];
         Console.WriteLine("   {0} --> {1}", im.Name,tm.Name);
      }
      Console.WriteLine();
   }
}
// The example displays the following output:
//    Mapping of System.IFormatProvider to System.Globalization.CultureInfo:
//       GetFormat --> GetFormat
//
//    Mapping of System.IAppDomainSetup to System.AppDomainSetup:
//       get_ApplicationBase --> get_ApplicationBase
//       set_ApplicationBase --> set_ApplicationBase
//       get_ApplicationName --> get_ApplicationName
//       set_ApplicationName --> set_ApplicationName
//       get_CachePath --> get_CachePath
//       set_CachePath --> set_CachePath
//       get_ConfigurationFile --> get_ConfigurationFile
//       set_ConfigurationFile --> set_ConfigurationFile
//       get_DynamicBase --> get_DynamicBase
//       set_DynamicBase --> set_DynamicBase
//       get_LicenseFile --> get_LicenseFile
//       set_LicenseFile --> set_LicenseFile
//       get_PrivateBinPath --> get_PrivateBinPath
//       set_PrivateBinPath --> set_PrivateBinPath
//       get_PrivateBinPathProbe --> get_PrivateBinPathProbe
//       set_PrivateBinPathProbe --> set_PrivateBinPathProbe
//       get_ShadowCopyDirectories --> get_ShadowCopyDirectories
//       set_ShadowCopyDirectories --> set_ShadowCopyDirectories
//       get_ShadowCopyFiles --> get_ShadowCopyFiles
//       set_ShadowCopyFiles --> set_ShadowCopyFiles
Imports System.Globalization
Imports System.Reflection

Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim int() As Type = { GetType(IFormatProvider), GetType(IAppDomainSetup) }
      Dim impl() As Type = { GetType(CultureInfo), GetType(AppDomainSetup) }
      
      For ctr As Integer = 0 To int.Length - 1
         ShowInterfaceMapping(int(ctr), impl(ctr))
      Next
   End Sub
   
   Private Sub ShowInterfaceMapping(intType As Type, implType As Type)
      Dim map As InterfaceMapping = implType.GetInterfaceMap(intType)
      Console.WriteLine("Mapping of {0} to {1}: ", map.InterfaceType, map.TargetType)
      For ctr As Integer = 0 To map.InterfaceMethods.Length - 1
         Dim im As MethodInfo = map.InterfaceMethods(ctr)
         Dim tm As MethodInfo = map.TargetMethods(ctr)
         Console.WriteLine("   {0} --> {1}", im.Name,tm.Name)
      Next
      Console.WriteLine()
   End Sub
End Module
' The example displays the following output:
'    Mapping of System.IFormatProvider to System.Globalization.CultureInfo:
'       GetFormat --> GetFormat
'
'    Mapping of System.IAppDomainSetup to System.AppDomainSetup:
'       get_ApplicationBase --> get_ApplicationBase
'       set_ApplicationBase --> set_ApplicationBase
'       get_ApplicationName --> get_ApplicationName
'       set_ApplicationName --> set_ApplicationName
'       get_CachePath --> get_CachePath
'       set_CachePath --> set_CachePath
'       get_ConfigurationFile --> get_ConfigurationFile
'       set_ConfigurationFile --> set_ConfigurationFile
'       get_DynamicBase --> get_DynamicBase
'       set_DynamicBase --> set_DynamicBase
'       get_LicenseFile --> get_LicenseFile
'       set_LicenseFile --> set_LicenseFile
'       get_PrivateBinPath --> get_PrivateBinPath
'       set_PrivateBinPath --> set_PrivateBinPath
'       get_PrivateBinPathProbe --> get_PrivateBinPathProbe
'       set_PrivateBinPathProbe --> set_PrivateBinPathProbe
'       get_ShadowCopyDirectories --> get_ShadowCopyDirectories
'       set_ShadowCopyDirectories --> set_ShadowCopyDirectories
'       get_ShadowCopyFiles --> get_ShadowCopyFiles
'       set_ShadowCopyFiles --> set_ShadowCopyFiles

Remarks

The interface map denotes how an interface is mapped into the actual members on a class that implements that interface.

If the current Type represents a constructed generic type, type parameters are replaced by the appropriate type arguments in the elements of the InterfaceMapping returned by this method.

Applies to

See also