MethodInfo Class

Discovers the attributes of a method and provides access to method metadata.

Inheritance Hierarchy

System.Object
  System.Reflection.MemberInfo
    System.Reflection.MethodBase
      System.Reflection.MethodInfo
        System.Reflection.Emit.DynamicMethod
        System.Reflection.Emit.MethodBuilder

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

Syntax

'Declaration
<ClassInterfaceAttribute(ClassInterfaceType.None)> _
<ComVisibleAttribute(True)> _
Public MustInherit Class MethodInfo _
    Inherits MethodBase
[ClassInterfaceAttribute(ClassInterfaceType.None)]
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public abstract class MethodInfo : MethodBase

The MethodInfo type exposes the following members.

Constructors

  Name Description
Protected method MethodInfo Initializes a new instance of the MethodInfo class.

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Properties

  Name Description
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 Attributes Gets the attributes associated with this method. (Inherited from MethodBase.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 CallingConvention Gets a value that indicates the calling conventions for this method. (Inherited from MethodBase.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 ContainsGenericParameters Gets a value that indicates whether the generic method contains unassigned generic type parameters. (Inherited from MethodBase.)

In Silverlight for Windows Phone, this member is overridden by ContainsGenericParameters.

In XNA Framework, this member is overridden by ContainsGenericParameters.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 DeclaringType Gets the class that declares this member. (Inherited from MemberInfo.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 IsAbstract Gets a value that indicates whether the method is abstract (MustInherit in Visual Basic). (Inherited from MethodBase.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 IsAssembly Gets a value that indicates whether the potential visibility of this method or constructor is described by MethodAttributes.Assembly; that is, the method or constructor is visible at most to other types in the same assembly, and is not visible to derived types outside the assembly. (Inherited from MethodBase.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 IsConstructor Gets a value that indicates whether the method is a constructor. (Inherited from MethodBase.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 IsFamily Gets a value that indicates whether the visibility of this method or constructor is described by MethodAttributes.Family; that is, the method or constructor is visible only within its class and derived classes. (Inherited from MethodBase.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 IsFamilyAndAssembly Gets a value that indicates whether the visibility of this method or constructor is described by MethodAttributes.FamANDAssem; that is, the method or constructor can be called by derived classes, but only if they are in the same assembly. (Inherited from MethodBase.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 IsFamilyOrAssembly Gets a value that indicates whether the potential visibility of this method or constructor is described by MethodAttributes.FamORAssem; that is, the method or constructor can be called by derived classes wherever they are, and by classes in the same assembly. (Inherited from MethodBase.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 IsFinal Gets a value that indicates whether this method is final (NotOverridable in Visual Basic). (Inherited from MethodBase.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 IsGenericMethod Gets a value that indicates whether the method is generic. (Inherited from MethodBase.)

In Silverlight for Windows Phone, this member is overridden by IsGenericMethod.

In XNA Framework, this member is overridden by IsGenericMethod.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 IsGenericMethodDefinition Gets a value that indicates whether the method is a generic method definition. (Inherited from MethodBase.)

In Silverlight for Windows Phone, this member is overridden by IsGenericMethodDefinition.

In XNA Framework, this member is overridden by IsGenericMethodDefinition.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 IsHideBySig Gets a value that indicates whether only a member of the same kind with exactly the same signature is hidden in the derived class. (Inherited from MethodBase.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 IsPrivate Gets a value that indicates whether this member is private. (Inherited from MethodBase.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 IsPublic Gets a value that indicates whether this is a public method. (Inherited from MethodBase.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 IsSpecialName Gets a value that indicates whether this method has a special name. (Inherited from MethodBase.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 IsStatic Gets a value that indicates whether the method is static (Shared in Visual Basic). (Inherited from MethodBase.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 IsVirtual Gets a value that indicates whether the method is virtual (Overridable in Visual Basic). (Inherited from MethodBase.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 MemberType Gets a MemberTypes value indicating that this member is a method. (Overrides MemberInfo.MemberType.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 MetadataToken Gets a value that identifies a metadata element. (Inherited from MemberInfo.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 MethodHandle Gets a handle to the internal metadata representation of a method. (Inherited from MethodBase.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 Module Gets the module in which the type that declares the member represented by the current MemberInfo is defined. (Inherited from MemberInfo.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 Name Gets the name of the current member. (Inherited from MemberInfo.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 ReflectedType Gets the class object that was used to obtain this instance of MemberInfo. (Inherited from MemberInfo.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 ReturnParameter Gets a ParameterInfo object that contains information about the return type of the method, such as whether the return type has custom modifiers.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 ReturnType Gets the return type of this method.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 ReturnTypeCustomAttributes Gets the custom attributes for the return type.

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Methods

  Name Description
Public method CreateDelegate(Type) Creates a delegate of the specified type from this method.
Public method CreateDelegate(Type, Object) Creates a delegate of the specified type with the specified target from this method.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 Equals(Object) Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 Finalize Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 GetBaseDefinition When overridden in a derived class, returns the MethodInfo object for the method on the direct or indirect base class in which the method represented by this instance was first declared.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 GetCustomAttributes(Boolean) When overridden in a derived class, returns an array of all custom attributes applied to this member. (Inherited from MemberInfo.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 GetCustomAttributes(Type, Boolean) When overridden in a derived class, returns an array of custom attributes applied to this member and identified by Type. (Inherited from MemberInfo.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 GetGenericArguments Returns an array of Type objects that represent the type arguments of a generic method or the type parameters of a generic method definition. (Overrides MethodBase.GetGenericArguments().)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 GetGenericMethodDefinition Returns a MethodInfo object that represents a generic method definition from which the current method can be constructed.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 GetHashCode Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 GetMethodImplementationFlags When overridden in a derived class, returns the MethodImplAttributes flags. (Inherited from MethodBase.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 GetParameters When overridden in a derived class, gets the parameters of this method or constructor. (Inherited from MethodBase.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 GetType Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 Invoke(Object, array<Object[]) Invokes the method or constructor represented by the current instance, using the specified parameters. (Inherited from MethodBase.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 Invoke(Object, BindingFlags, Binder, array<Object[], CultureInfo) When overridden in a derived class, invokes the reflected method or constructor with the given parameters. (Inherited from MethodBase.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 IsDefined When overridden in a derived class, indicates whether one or more attributes of the specified type or of its derived types is applied to this member. (Inherited from MemberInfo.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 MakeGenericMethod Substitutes the elements of an array of types for the type parameters of the current generic method definition, and returns a MethodInfo object representing the resulting constructed method.
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 MemberwiseClone Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 ToString Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

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Remarks

Instances of MethodInfo are obtained by calling the GetMethods or GetMethod method of a Type object or of an object that derives from Type, or by calling the MakeGenericMethod method of a MethodInfo that represents a generic method definition.

For a list of the invariant conditions for terms specific to generic methods, see the IsGenericMethod property. For a list of the invariant conditions for other terms used in generic reflection, see the Type.IsGenericType property.

In Silverlight-based applications, you cannot derive new types from MethodInfo.

Version Information

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

Platforms

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

Thread Safety

This type is thread safe.