GenericTypeParameterBuilder.MakeArrayType GenericTypeParameterBuilder.MakeArrayType GenericTypeParameterBuilder.MakeArrayType GenericTypeParameterBuilder.MakeArrayType Method

Definition

Returns the type of an array whose element type is the generic type parameter.

Overloads

MakeArrayType() MakeArrayType() MakeArrayType() MakeArrayType()

Returns the type of a one-dimensional array whose element type is the generic type parameter.

MakeArrayType(Int32) MakeArrayType(Int32) MakeArrayType(Int32) MakeArrayType(Int32)

Returns the type of an array whose element type is the generic type parameter, with the specified number of dimensions.

MakeArrayType() MakeArrayType() MakeArrayType() MakeArrayType()

Returns the type of a one-dimensional array whose element type is the generic type parameter.

public:
 override Type ^ MakeArrayType();
public override Type MakeArrayType ();
override this.MakeArrayType : unit -> Type
Public Overrides Function MakeArrayType () As Type

Returns

A Type object that represents the type of a one-dimensional array whose element type is the generic type parameter.

Examples

The following code example creates a dynamic module, an abstract generic type named Sample with one type parameter, T, and an abstract method named TestMethod. TestMethod takes a ref parameter (ByRef in Visual Basic) of type T, a pointer to type T, and an array of T. This method returns a two-dimensional array of T. The code example saves the dynamic module to disk, so you can examine it using the MSIL Disassembler (Ildasm.exe).

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Reflection;
using namespace System::Reflection::Emit;

int main()
{
    // Define a dynamic assembly to contain the sample type. The
    // assembly will not be run, but only saved to disk, so
    // AssemblyBuilderAccess.Save is specified.
    //
    AppDomain^ appDomain = AppDomain::CurrentDomain;
    AssemblyName^ assemblyName = gcnew
        AssemblyName("MakeXxxGenericTypeParameterExample");
    AssemblyBuilder^ assemblyBuilder = appDomain->DefineDynamicAssembly
        (assemblyName, AssemblyBuilderAccess::Save);

    // An assembly is made up of executable modules. For a single
    // module assembly, the module name and file name are the
    // same as the assembly name.
    ModuleBuilder^ moduleBuilder = assemblyBuilder->DefineDynamicModule
        (assemblyName->Name, assemblyName->Name + ".dll");

    // Define the sample type.
    TypeBuilder^ typeBuilder = moduleBuilder->DefineType("Sample",
        TypeAttributes::Public | TypeAttributes::Abstract);

    // Make the sample type a generic type, by defining a type
    // parameter T. All type parameters are defined at the same
    // time, by passing an array containing the type parameter
    // names. 
    array<String^>^ typeParamNames = {"T"};
    array<GenericTypeParameterBuilder^>^ typeParams =
        typeBuilder->DefineGenericParameters(typeParamNames);

    // Define a method that takes a ByRef argument of type T, a
    // pointer to type T, and one-dimensional array of type T.
    // The method returns a two-dimensional array of type T.
    //
    // To create this method, you need Type objects that repre-
    // sent the parameter types and the return type. Use the
    // MakeByRefType, MakePointerType, and MakeArrayType methods
    // to create the Type objects, using the generic type para-
    // meter T.
    //
    Type^ byRefType = typeParams[0]->MakeByRefType();
    Type^ pointerType = typeParams[0]->MakePointerType();
    Type^ arrayType = typeParams[0]->MakeArrayType();
    Type^ twoDimArrayType = typeParams[0]->MakeArrayType(2);

    // Create the array of parameter types.
    array<Type^>^ parameterTypes = {byRefType, pointerType, arrayType};

    // Define the abstract Test method. After you have compiled
    // and run this example code, you can use ildasm.exe to open
    // MakeXxxGenericTypeParameterExample.dll, examine the Sample
    // type, and verify the parameter types and return type of
    // the TestMethod method.
    //
    MethodBuilder^ methodBuilder = typeBuilder->DefineMethod("TestMethod",
        MethodAttributes::Abstract | MethodAttributes::Virtual 
        | MethodAttributes::Public, twoDimArrayType, parameterTypes);

    // Create the type and save the assembly. For a single-file 
    // assembly, there is only one module to store the manifest 
    // information in.
    //
    typeBuilder->CreateType();
    assemblyBuilder->Save(assemblyName->Name + ".dll");
};
using System;
using System.Reflection;
using System.Reflection.Emit;
using Microsoft.VisualBasic;

public class Example
{
    public static void Main()
    {
        // Define a dynamic assembly to contain the sample type. The
        // assembly will not be run, but only saved to disk, so
        // AssemblyBuilderAccess.Save is specified.
        //
        AppDomain myDomain = AppDomain.CurrentDomain;
        AssemblyName myAsmName = new 
            AssemblyName("MakeXxxGenericTypeParameterExample");
        AssemblyBuilder myAssembly = myDomain.DefineDynamicAssembly(
            myAsmName, AssemblyBuilderAccess.Save);

        // An assembly is made up of executable modules. For a single-
        // module assembly, the module name and file name are the same 
        // as the assembly name. 
        //
        ModuleBuilder myModule = myAssembly.DefineDynamicModule(
            myAsmName.Name, myAsmName.Name + ".dll");

        // Define the sample type.
        TypeBuilder myType = myModule.DefineType("Sample", 
            TypeAttributes.Public | TypeAttributes.Abstract);

        // Make the sample type a generic type, by defining a type
        // parameter T. All type parameters are defined at the same
        // time, by passing an array containing the type parameter
        // names. 
        string[] typeParamNames = {"T"};
        GenericTypeParameterBuilder[] typeParams = 
            myType.DefineGenericParameters(typeParamNames);

        // Define a method that takes a ByRef argument of type T, a
        // pointer to type T, and one-dimensional array of type T. The
        // method returns a two-dimensional array of type T.
        //
        // To create this method, you need Type objects that represent the
        // parameter types and the return type. Use the MakeByRefType, 
        // MakePointerType, and MakeArrayType methods to create the Type
        // objects, using the generic type parameter T.
        //
        Type byRefType = typeParams[0].MakeByRefType();
        Type pointerType = typeParams[0].MakePointerType();
        Type arrayType = typeParams[0].MakeArrayType();
        Type twoDimArrayType = typeParams[0].MakeArrayType(2);

        // Create the array of parameter types.
        Type[] parameterTypes = {byRefType, pointerType, arrayType};

        // Define the abstract Test method. After you have compiled
        // and run this example code, you can use ildasm.exe to open
        // MakeXxxGenericTypeParameterExample.dll, examine the Sample
        // type, and verify the parameter types and return type of
        // the TestMethod method.
        //
        MethodBuilder myMethodBuilder = myType.DefineMethod(
            "TestMethod", 
            MethodAttributes.Abstract | MethodAttributes.Virtual
            | MethodAttributes.Public, 
            twoDimArrayType, 
            parameterTypes);

        // Create the type and save the assembly. For a single-file 
        // assembly, there is only one module to store the manifest 
        // information in.
        //
        myType.CreateType();
        myAssembly.Save(myAsmName.Name + ".dll");
    }
}
Imports System.Reflection
Imports System.Reflection.Emit

Public Class Example
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        ' Define a dynamic assembly to contain the sample type. The
        ' assembly will not be run, but only saved to disk, so
        ' AssemblyBuilderAccess.Save is specified.
        '
        Dim myDomain As AppDomain = AppDomain.CurrentDomain
        Dim myAsmName As New AssemblyName("MakeXxxGenericTypeParameterExample")
        Dim myAssembly As AssemblyBuilder = myDomain.DefineDynamicAssembly( _
            myAsmName, _
            AssemblyBuilderAccess.Save)

        ' An assembly is made up of executable modules. For a single-
        ' module assembly, the module name and file name are the same 
        ' as the assembly name. 
        '
        Dim myModule As ModuleBuilder = myAssembly.DefineDynamicModule( _
            myAsmName.Name, _
            myAsmName.Name & ".dll")

        ' Define the sample type.
        Dim myType As TypeBuilder = myModule.DefineType( _
            "Sample", _
            TypeAttributes.Public Or TypeAttributes.Abstract)

        ' Make the sample type a generic type, by defining a type
        ' parameter T. All type parameters are defined at the same
        ' time, by passing an array containing the type parameter
        ' names. 
        Dim typeParamNames() As String = {"T"}
        Dim typeParams() As GenericTypeParameterBuilder = _
            myType.DefineGenericParameters(typeParamNames)

        ' Define a method that takes a ByRef argument of type T, a
        ' pointer to type T, and one-dimensional array of type T. The
        ' method returns a two-dimensional array of type T.
        '
        ' To create this method, you need Type objects that represent the
        ' parameter types and the return type. Use the MakeByRefType, 
        ' MakePointerType, and MakeArrayType methods to create the Type
        ' objects, using the generic type parameter T.
        '
        Dim byRefType As Type = typeParams(0).MakeByRefType
        Dim pointerType As Type = typeParams(0).MakePointerType
        Dim arrayType As Type = typeParams(0).MakeArrayType
        Dim twoDimArrayType As Type = typeParams(0).MakeArrayType(2)

        ' Create the array of parameter types.
        Dim parameterTypes() As Type = _
            {byRefType, pointerType, arrayType}

        ' Define the abstract Test method. After you have compiled
        ' and run this example code, you can use ildasm.exe to open
        ' MakeXxxGenericTypeParameterExample.dll, examine the Sample
        ' type, and verify the parameter types and return type of
        ' the TestMethod method.
        '
        Dim myMethodBuilder As MethodBuilder = myType.DefineMethod( _
            "TestMethod", _
            MethodAttributes.Abstract Or MethodAttributes.Virtual _
                Or MethodAttributes.Public, _
            twoDimArrayType, _
            parameterTypes)

        ' Create the type and save the assembly. For a single-file 
        ' assembly, there is only one module to store the manifest 
        ' information in.
        '
        myType.CreateType()
        myAssembly.Save(myAsmName.Name & ".dll")

    End Sub
End Class

Remarks

The MakeArrayType method provides a way to generate array types for parameter lists.

See also

MakeArrayType(Int32) MakeArrayType(Int32) MakeArrayType(Int32) MakeArrayType(Int32)

Returns the type of an array whose element type is the generic type parameter, with the specified number of dimensions.

public:
 override Type ^ MakeArrayType(int rank);
public override Type MakeArrayType (int rank);
override this.MakeArrayType : int -> Type
Public Overrides Function MakeArrayType (rank As Integer) As Type

Parameters

rank
Int32 Int32 Int32 Int32

The number of dimensions for the array.

Returns

A Type object that represents the type of an array whose element type is the generic type parameter, with the specified number of dimensions.

Exceptions

rank is not a valid number of dimensions. For example, its value is less than 1.

Examples

The following code example creates a dynamic module, an abstract generic type named Sample with one type parameter, T, and an abstract method named TestMethod. TestMethod takes a ref parameter (ByRef in Visual Basic) of type T, a pointer to type T, and an array of T. This method returns a two-dimensional array of T. The code example saves the dynamic module to disk, so you can examine it using the MSIL Disassembler (Ildasm.exe).

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Reflection;
using namespace System::Reflection::Emit;

int main()
{
    // Define a dynamic assembly to contain the sample type. The
    // assembly will not be run, but only saved to disk, so
    // AssemblyBuilderAccess.Save is specified.
    //
    AppDomain^ appDomain = AppDomain::CurrentDomain;
    AssemblyName^ assemblyName = gcnew
        AssemblyName("MakeXxxGenericTypeParameterExample");
    AssemblyBuilder^ assemblyBuilder = appDomain->DefineDynamicAssembly
        (assemblyName, AssemblyBuilderAccess::Save);

    // An assembly is made up of executable modules. For a single
    // module assembly, the module name and file name are the
    // same as the assembly name.
    ModuleBuilder^ moduleBuilder = assemblyBuilder->DefineDynamicModule
        (assemblyName->Name, assemblyName->Name + ".dll");

    // Define the sample type.
    TypeBuilder^ typeBuilder = moduleBuilder->DefineType("Sample",
        TypeAttributes::Public | TypeAttributes::Abstract);

    // Make the sample type a generic type, by defining a type
    // parameter T. All type parameters are defined at the same
    // time, by passing an array containing the type parameter
    // names. 
    array<String^>^ typeParamNames = {"T"};
    array<GenericTypeParameterBuilder^>^ typeParams =
        typeBuilder->DefineGenericParameters(typeParamNames);

    // Define a method that takes a ByRef argument of type T, a
    // pointer to type T, and one-dimensional array of type T.
    // The method returns a two-dimensional array of type T.
    //
    // To create this method, you need Type objects that repre-
    // sent the parameter types and the return type. Use the
    // MakeByRefType, MakePointerType, and MakeArrayType methods
    // to create the Type objects, using the generic type para-
    // meter T.
    //
    Type^ byRefType = typeParams[0]->MakeByRefType();
    Type^ pointerType = typeParams[0]->MakePointerType();
    Type^ arrayType = typeParams[0]->MakeArrayType();
    Type^ twoDimArrayType = typeParams[0]->MakeArrayType(2);

    // Create the array of parameter types.
    array<Type^>^ parameterTypes = {byRefType, pointerType, arrayType};

    // Define the abstract Test method. After you have compiled
    // and run this example code, you can use ildasm.exe to open
    // MakeXxxGenericTypeParameterExample.dll, examine the Sample
    // type, and verify the parameter types and return type of
    // the TestMethod method.
    //
    MethodBuilder^ methodBuilder = typeBuilder->DefineMethod("TestMethod",
        MethodAttributes::Abstract | MethodAttributes::Virtual 
        | MethodAttributes::Public, twoDimArrayType, parameterTypes);

    // Create the type and save the assembly. For a single-file 
    // assembly, there is only one module to store the manifest 
    // information in.
    //
    typeBuilder->CreateType();
    assemblyBuilder->Save(assemblyName->Name + ".dll");
};
using System;
using System.Reflection;
using System.Reflection.Emit;
using Microsoft.VisualBasic;

public class Example
{
    public static void Main()
    {
        // Define a dynamic assembly to contain the sample type. The
        // assembly will not be run, but only saved to disk, so
        // AssemblyBuilderAccess.Save is specified.
        //
        AppDomain myDomain = AppDomain.CurrentDomain;
        AssemblyName myAsmName = new 
            AssemblyName("MakeXxxGenericTypeParameterExample");
        AssemblyBuilder myAssembly = myDomain.DefineDynamicAssembly(
            myAsmName, AssemblyBuilderAccess.Save);

        // An assembly is made up of executable modules. For a single-
        // module assembly, the module name and file name are the same 
        // as the assembly name. 
        //
        ModuleBuilder myModule = myAssembly.DefineDynamicModule(
            myAsmName.Name, myAsmName.Name + ".dll");

        // Define the sample type.
        TypeBuilder myType = myModule.DefineType("Sample", 
            TypeAttributes.Public | TypeAttributes.Abstract);

        // Make the sample type a generic type, by defining a type
        // parameter T. All type parameters are defined at the same
        // time, by passing an array containing the type parameter
        // names. 
        string[] typeParamNames = {"T"};
        GenericTypeParameterBuilder[] typeParams = 
            myType.DefineGenericParameters(typeParamNames);

        // Define a method that takes a ByRef argument of type T, a
        // pointer to type T, and one-dimensional array of type T. The
        // method returns a two-dimensional array of type T.
        //
        // To create this method, you need Type objects that represent the
        // parameter types and the return type. Use the MakeByRefType, 
        // MakePointerType, and MakeArrayType methods to create the Type
        // objects, using the generic type parameter T.
        //
        Type byRefType = typeParams[0].MakeByRefType();
        Type pointerType = typeParams[0].MakePointerType();
        Type arrayType = typeParams[0].MakeArrayType();
        Type twoDimArrayType = typeParams[0].MakeArrayType(2);

        // Create the array of parameter types.
        Type[] parameterTypes = {byRefType, pointerType, arrayType};

        // Define the abstract Test method. After you have compiled
        // and run this example code, you can use ildasm.exe to open
        // MakeXxxGenericTypeParameterExample.dll, examine the Sample
        // type, and verify the parameter types and return type of
        // the TestMethod method.
        //
        MethodBuilder myMethodBuilder = myType.DefineMethod(
            "TestMethod", 
            MethodAttributes.Abstract | MethodAttributes.Virtual
            | MethodAttributes.Public, 
            twoDimArrayType, 
            parameterTypes);

        // Create the type and save the assembly. For a single-file 
        // assembly, there is only one module to store the manifest 
        // information in.
        //
        myType.CreateType();
        myAssembly.Save(myAsmName.Name + ".dll");
    }
}
Imports System.Reflection
Imports System.Reflection.Emit

Public Class Example
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        ' Define a dynamic assembly to contain the sample type. The
        ' assembly will not be run, but only saved to disk, so
        ' AssemblyBuilderAccess.Save is specified.
        '
        Dim myDomain As AppDomain = AppDomain.CurrentDomain
        Dim myAsmName As New AssemblyName("MakeXxxGenericTypeParameterExample")
        Dim myAssembly As AssemblyBuilder = myDomain.DefineDynamicAssembly( _
            myAsmName, _
            AssemblyBuilderAccess.Save)

        ' An assembly is made up of executable modules. For a single-
        ' module assembly, the module name and file name are the same 
        ' as the assembly name. 
        '
        Dim myModule As ModuleBuilder = myAssembly.DefineDynamicModule( _
            myAsmName.Name, _
            myAsmName.Name & ".dll")

        ' Define the sample type.
        Dim myType As TypeBuilder = myModule.DefineType( _
            "Sample", _
            TypeAttributes.Public Or TypeAttributes.Abstract)

        ' Make the sample type a generic type, by defining a type
        ' parameter T. All type parameters are defined at the same
        ' time, by passing an array containing the type parameter
        ' names. 
        Dim typeParamNames() As String = {"T"}
        Dim typeParams() As GenericTypeParameterBuilder = _
            myType.DefineGenericParameters(typeParamNames)

        ' Define a method that takes a ByRef argument of type T, a
        ' pointer to type T, and one-dimensional array of type T. The
        ' method returns a two-dimensional array of type T.
        '
        ' To create this method, you need Type objects that represent the
        ' parameter types and the return type. Use the MakeByRefType, 
        ' MakePointerType, and MakeArrayType methods to create the Type
        ' objects, using the generic type parameter T.
        '
        Dim byRefType As Type = typeParams(0).MakeByRefType
        Dim pointerType As Type = typeParams(0).MakePointerType
        Dim arrayType As Type = typeParams(0).MakeArrayType
        Dim twoDimArrayType As Type = typeParams(0).MakeArrayType(2)

        ' Create the array of parameter types.
        Dim parameterTypes() As Type = _
            {byRefType, pointerType, arrayType}

        ' Define the abstract Test method. After you have compiled
        ' and run this example code, you can use ildasm.exe to open
        ' MakeXxxGenericTypeParameterExample.dll, examine the Sample
        ' type, and verify the parameter types and return type of
        ' the TestMethod method.
        '
        Dim myMethodBuilder As MethodBuilder = myType.DefineMethod( _
            "TestMethod", _
            MethodAttributes.Abstract Or MethodAttributes.Virtual _
                Or MethodAttributes.Public, _
            twoDimArrayType, _
            parameterTypes)

        ' Create the type and save the assembly. For a single-file 
        ' assembly, there is only one module to store the manifest 
        ' information in.
        '
        myType.CreateType()
        myAssembly.Save(myAsmName.Name & ".dll")

    End Sub
End Class

Remarks

The MakeArrayType method provides a way to generate array types for parameter lists.

See also

Applies to