TypeBuilder.MakeArrayType TypeBuilder.MakeArrayType TypeBuilder.MakeArrayType TypeBuilder.MakeArrayType Method

Definition

Returns a Type object that represents an array of the current type.

Overloads

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

Returns a Type object that represents a one-dimensional array of the current type, with a lower bound of zero.

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

Returns a Type object that represents an array of the current type, with the specified number of dimensions.

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

Returns a Type object that represents a one-dimensional array of the current type, with a lower bound of zero.

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

Returns

A Type object representing a one-dimensional array type whose element type is the current type, with a lower bound of zero.

Examples

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

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("MakeXxxTypeExample");
        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);

        // Define a method that takes a ref argument of type Sample,
        // a pointer to type Sample, and an array of Sample objects. The
        // method returns a two-dimensional array of Sample objects.
        //
        // 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.
        //
        Type byRefMyType = myType.MakeByRefType();
        Type pointerMyType = myType.MakePointerType();
        Type arrayMyType = myType.MakeArrayType();
        Type twoDimArrayMyType = myType.MakeArrayType(2);

        // Create the array of parameter types.
        Type[] parameterTypes = {byRefMyType, pointerMyType, arrayMyType};

        // Define the abstract Test method. After you have compiled
        // and run this code example code, you can use ildasm.exe 
        // to open MakeXxxTypeExample.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,
            twoDimArrayMyType,
            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("MakeXxxTypeExample")
        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)

        ' Define a method that takes a ByRef argument of type Sample,
        ' a pointer to type Sample, and an array of Sample objects. The
        ' method returns a two-dimensional array of Sample objects.
        '
        ' 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.
        '
        Dim byRefMyType As Type = myType.MakeByRefType
        Dim pointerMyType As Type = myType.MakePointerType
        Dim arrayMyType As Type = myType.MakeArrayType
        Dim twoDimArrayMyType As Type = myType.MakeArrayType(2)

        ' Create the array of parameter types.
        Dim parameterTypes() As Type = _
            {byRefMyType, pointerMyType, arrayMyType}

        ' Define the abstract Test method. After you have compiled
        ' and run this code example code, you can use ildasm.exe 
        ' to open MakeXxxTypeExample.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, _
            twoDimArrayMyType, _
            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 an array type with any possible element type, including generic types.

See also

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

Returns a Type object that represents an array of the current type, 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 a one-dimensional array of the current type.

Exceptions

Examples

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

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("MakeXxxTypeExample");
        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);

        // Define a method that takes a ref argument of type Sample,
        // a pointer to type Sample, and an array of Sample objects. The
        // method returns a two-dimensional array of Sample objects.
        //
        // 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.
        //
        Type byRefMyType = myType.MakeByRefType();
        Type pointerMyType = myType.MakePointerType();
        Type arrayMyType = myType.MakeArrayType();
        Type twoDimArrayMyType = myType.MakeArrayType(2);

        // Create the array of parameter types.
        Type[] parameterTypes = {byRefMyType, pointerMyType, arrayMyType};

        // Define the abstract Test method. After you have compiled
        // and run this code example code, you can use ildasm.exe 
        // to open MakeXxxTypeExample.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,
            twoDimArrayMyType,
            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("MakeXxxTypeExample")
        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)

        ' Define a method that takes a ByRef argument of type Sample,
        ' a pointer to type Sample, and an array of Sample objects. The
        ' method returns a two-dimensional array of Sample objects.
        '
        ' 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.
        '
        Dim byRefMyType As Type = myType.MakeByRefType
        Dim pointerMyType As Type = myType.MakePointerType
        Dim arrayMyType As Type = myType.MakeArrayType
        Dim twoDimArrayMyType As Type = myType.MakeArrayType(2)

        ' Create the array of parameter types.
        Dim parameterTypes() As Type = _
            {byRefMyType, pointerMyType, arrayMyType}

        ' Define the abstract Test method. After you have compiled
        ' and run this code example code, you can use ildasm.exe 
        ' to open MakeXxxTypeExample.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, _
            twoDimArrayMyType, _
            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 an array type with any possible element type, including generic types.

See also

Applies to