MethodInfo.ReturnType Property

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Gets the return type of this method.

Namespace: System.Reflection
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)


Public Overridable ReadOnly Property ReturnType As Type
public virtual Type ReturnType { get; }

Property Value

Type: System..::.Type
The return type of this method.


To get the return type property, first get the class Type. From the Type, get the MethodInfo. From the MethodInfo, get the ReturnType.


The following example displays the return type of the specified method.

Imports System.Reflection

Class Example

   Public Shared Function Demo(ByVal outputBlock As System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock) As Integer
      outputBlock.Text &= ControlChars.Cr + "Reflection.MethodInfo" & vbCrLf

      'Get the Type and MethodInfo.
      Dim MyType As Type = Type.GetType("System.Reflection.FieldInfo")
      Dim Mymethodinfo As MethodInfo = MyType.GetMethod("GetValue")
      outputBlock.Text += ControlChars.Cr _
         + MyType.FullName + "." + Mymethodinfo.Name

      'Get and display the ReturnType.
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(ControlChars.Cr _
         + "ReturnType = {0}", Mymethodinfo.ReturnType)
      Return 0
   End Function
End Class
using System;
using System.Reflection;

class Example
   public static int Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
      outputBlock.Text += "\nReflection.MethodInfo" + "\n";

      // Get the Type and MethodInfo.
      Type MyType = Type.GetType("System.Reflection.FieldInfo");
      MethodInfo Example = MyType.GetMethod("GetValue");
      outputBlock.Text += "\n" + MyType.FullName + "." + Example.Name;

      // Get and display the ReturnType.
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("\nReturnType = {0}", Example.ReturnType);
      return 0;

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0


Windows Phone

See Also


MethodInfo Class

System.Reflection Namespace