MethodBase Class

Provides information about methods and constructors.

Inheritance Hierarchy

System.Object
  System.Reflection.MemberInfo
    System.Reflection.MethodBase
      System.Reflection.ConstructorInfo
      System.Reflection.MethodInfo

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

Syntax

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

The MethodBase type exposes the following members.

Constructors

  Name Description
Protected method MethodBase Initializes a new instance of the MethodBase 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.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 CallingConvention Gets a value that indicates the calling conventions for this method.
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.
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).
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.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 IsConstructor Gets a value that indicates whether the method is a constructor.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 IsGenericMethod Gets a value that indicates whether the method is generic.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 IsGenericMethodDefinition Gets a value that indicates whether the method is a generic method definition.
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.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 IsPrivate Gets a value that indicates whether this member is private.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 IsPublic Gets a value that indicates whether this is a public method.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 IsSpecialName Gets a value that indicates whether this method has a special name.
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).
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).
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 MemberType When overridden in a derived class, gets a MemberTypes value indicating the type of the member — method, constructor, event, and so on. (Inherited from MemberInfo.)
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.
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.)

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Methods

  Name Description
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 methodStatic memberSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 GetCurrentMethod Returns a MethodBase object that represents the currently executing method.
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.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 GetHashCode Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodStatic memberSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 GetMethodFromHandle(RuntimeMethodHandle) Gets method information for the method that is represented by the specified handle.
Public methodStatic memberSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 GetMethodFromHandle(RuntimeMethodHandle, RuntimeTypeHandle) Gets the constructor or method represented by the specified handle, for the specified generic type.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSupported by Xbox 360 GetMethodImplementationFlags When overridden in a derived class, returns the MethodImplAttributes flags.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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

MethodBase is the base class of MethodInfo and ConstructorInfo.

Silverlight-based applications cannot create classes that inherit from the MethodBase class.

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.

See Also

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