Type.IsValueType Type.IsValueType Type.IsValueType Type.IsValueType Property

Definition

Gets a value indicating whether the Type is a value type.

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

Property Value

true if the Type is a value type; otherwise, false.

Implements

Examples

The following example creates a variable of type MyEnum, checks for the IsValueType property, and displays the result.

using namespace System;

// Declare an enum type.
public enum class NumEnum
{
   One, Two
};

int main()
{
    bool flag = false;
    NumEnum testEnum = NumEnum::One;
      
    // Get the type of myTestEnum.
    Type^ t = testEnum.GetType();
      
    // Get the IsValueType property of the myTestEnum
    // variable.
    flag = t->IsValueType;
    Console::WriteLine("{0} is a value type: {1}", t->FullName, flag);
}
using System;

// Declare an enum type.
enum NumEnum { One, Two }

public class Example
{

    public static void Main(string []args)
    {
        bool flag = false;
        NumEnum testEnum = NumEnum.One;
        // Get the type of myTestEnum.
        Type t = testEnum.GetType();
        // Get the IsValueType property of the myTestEnum variable.
        flag = t.IsValueType;
        Console.WriteLine("{0} is a value type: {1}", t.FullName, flag);
    }
}
// The example displays the following output:
//        NumEnum is a value type: True
' Declare an enum type.
Enum NumEnum
    One
    Two
End Enum
    
Public Class Example

    Public Shared Sub Main()
        Dim flag As Boolean = False
        Dim testEnum As NumEnum = NumEnum.One
        ' Get the type of myTestEnum.
        Dim t As Type = testEnum.GetType()
        ' Get the IsValueType property of the myTestEnum variable.
         flag = t.IsValueType()
         Console.WriteLine("{0} is a value type: {1}", t.FullName, flag)
     End Sub 
 End Class  
' The example displays the following output:
'       NumEnum is a value type: True

Remarks

Value types are types that are represented as sequences of bits; value types are not classes or interfaces. Value types are referred to as "structs" in some programming languages. Enums are a special case of value types.

This property returns false for the ValueType class, because ValueType is not a value type itself. It is the base class for all value types, and therefore any value type can be assigned to it. This would not be possible if ValueType itself was a value type. Value types are boxed when they are assigned to a field of type ValueType.

This property returns true for enumerations, but not for the Enum type itself. For an example that demonstrates this behavior, see IsEnum.

This property is read-only.

Applies to

See also