ParameterInfo.Position Property

Gets the zero-based position of the parameter in the formal parameter list.

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

Syntax

'Declaration
Public Overridable ReadOnly Property Position As Integer
public virtual int Position { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The position this parameter occupies in the parameter list.

Remarks

Only parameters in the method signature (that is, in the formal parameter list) are considered when calculating the position. For instance methods, the hidden parameter that represents this (Me in Visual Basic) is not counted.

To get the ParameterInfo array, first get the method or the constructor, and then call MethodBase.GetParameters.

Examples

The following example defines a method with four parameters and displays various properties, including the Position property to display the positions of the parameters.

Imports System.Reflection
Imports System.Runtime.InteropServices

Class Example

   Public Shared Sub mymethod(ByVal str1 As String, ByRef str2 As String, _
      <Out> ByRef str3 As String, <InAttribute> ByVal str4 As String)

      ' Add str1 to str2, which is ByRef.
      str2 &= str1
      ' When mymethod is called, str3 has no value. Give it one.
      str3 = "new value"
   End Sub

   Public Shared Sub Demo(ByVal outputBlock As System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock) 

      ' Get the method.
      Dim mm As MethodInfo = GetType(Example).GetMethod("mymethod")

      ' Display the method.
      outputBlock.Text &= "MethodInfo.ToString(): " & mm.ToString() & vbCrLf

      For Each param In mm.GetParameters()

         outputBlock.Text &= String.Format("Attributes for parameter {0}, ""{1}"": {2} ({3})", _ 
            param.Position, param.Name, param.Attributes, CInt(param.Attributes))

         If param.ParameterType.IsByRef Then
            outputBlock.Text &= "; the parameter type is ByRef" & vbLf
         Else
            outputBlock.Text &= vbLf
         End If
      Next
   End Sub
End Class

' This code produces the following output:
'
'MethodInfo.ToString(): Void mymethod(System.String, System.String ByRef, System.String ByRef)
'Attributes for parameter 0, "str1": None (0)
'Attributes for parameter 1, "str2": None (0); the parameter type is ByRef
'Attributes for parameter 2, "str3": Out (2); the parameter type is ByRef
'Attributes for parameter 3, "str4": In (1)
using System;
using System.Reflection;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;

class Example
{
   public static void mymethod(string str1, ref string str2, out string str3,
      [In] string str4)
   {
      // Concatenate str1 to str2, which is ref.
      str2 += str1;
      // When mymethod is called, str3 has no value. Give it one.
      str3 = "new value";
   }

   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
   {
      MethodInfo mm = typeof(Example).GetMethod("mymethod");

      // Display the method.
      outputBlock.Text += "MethodInfo.ToString(): " + mm.ToString() + "\n";

      // Get and display the attributes for the second parameter.
      foreach (ParameterInfo param in mm.GetParameters())
      {
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Attributes for parameter {0}, \"{1}\": {2} ({3})",  
            param.Position, param.Name, param.Attributes, (int)param.Attributes);

         if (param.ParameterType.IsByRef)
         {
            outputBlock.Text += "; the parameter type is ref\n";
         }
         else
         {
            outputBlock.Text += "\n";
         }
      }
   }
}

/* This code produces the following output:

MethodInfo.ToString(): Void mymethod(System.String, System.String ByRef, System.String ByRef)
Attributes for parameter 0, "str1": None (0)
Attributes for parameter 1, "str2": None (0); the parameter type is ByRef
Attributes for parameter 2, "str3": Out (2); the parameter type is ByRef
Attributes for parameter 3, "str4": In (1)
 */

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.