PropertyInfo.MemberType Property

Gets a MemberTypes value indicating that this member is a property.

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


Public Overrides ReadOnly Property MemberType As MemberTypes
public override MemberTypes MemberType { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Reflection.MemberTypes
A value indicating that this member is a property.


This property overrides MemberType. Therefore, when you examine a set of MemberInfo objects — for example, the array returned by GetMembers — the MemberType property returns MemberTypes.Property only when a given member is a property.

MemberType is a derived class of MemberInfo and specifies the type of member this is. Member types are constructors, properties, fields, and methods. Because this is a PropertyInfo property, the returned type is a property.

To get the MemberType property, first get the class Type. From the Type, get the PropertyInfo. From the PropertyInfo, get the MemberType value.


The following example displays the MemberType of a property.

Imports System.Reflection

Class Example

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

      ' Get the type and PropertyInfo.
      Dim MyType As Type = Type.GetType("System.Reflection.MemberInfo")
      Dim Example As PropertyInfo = MyType.GetProperty("Name")

      ' Read and display the MemberType property.
      outputBlock.Text &= "MemberType = " & _
         Example.MemberType.ToString() & vbCrLf

      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.PropertyInfo" + "\n";

      // Get the type and PropertyInfo.
      Type MyType = Type.GetType("System.Reflection.MemberInfo");
      PropertyInfo Example = MyType.GetProperty("Name");

      // Read and display the MemberType property.
      outputBlock.Text += "\nMemberType = " + Example.MemberType.ToString();

      return 0;

Version Information


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


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