Type.IsPointer Property

Gets a value indicating whether the Type is a pointer.

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

Syntax

'Declaration
Public ReadOnly Property IsPointer As Boolean
public bool IsPointer { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the Type is a pointer; otherwise, false.

Remarks

If the current Type represents a generic type, or a type parameter in the definition of a generic type or generic method, this property always returns false.

This property is read-only.

Examples

The following example shows a use of the IsPointer property.

Imports System.Reflection
Public Class MyTypeDelegator
   Inherits TypeDelegator
   Public myElementType As String = Nothing
   Private myType As Type = Nothing
   Public Sub New(ByVal myType As Type)
      MyBase.New(myType)
      Me.myType = myType
   End Sub 'New
   ' Override Type.HasElementTypeImpl().
   Protected Overrides Function HasElementTypeImpl() As Boolean
      ' Determine whether the type is an array.
      If myType.IsArray Then
         myElementType = "array"
         Return True
      End If
      ' Determine whether the type is a reference.
      If myType.IsByRef Then
         myElementType = "reference"
         Return True
      End If
      ' Determine whether the type is a pointer.
      If myType.IsPointer Then
         myElementType = "pointer"
         Return True
      End If
      ' The type is not a reference, array, or pointer type.
      Return False
   End Function 'HasElementTypeImpl
End Class 'MyTypeDelegator
Public Class Example
   Public Shared Sub Demo(ByVal outputBlock As System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock)
      Try
         Dim myInt As Integer = 0
         Dim myArray(4) As Integer
         Dim myType As New MyTypeDelegator(myArray.GetType())
         outputBlock.Text &= ControlChars.NewLine + "Determine whether a variable refers to an array or pointer or reference type." + ControlChars.NewLine & vbCrLf
         ' Determine whether myType is an array, pointer, reference type.  
         If myType.HasElementType Then
            outputBlock.Text += String.Format("The type of myArray is {0}.", myType.myElementType.ToString()) & vbCrLf
         Else
            outputBlock.Text += String.Format("myArray is not an array, pointer, or reference type.") & vbCrLf
         End If
         myType = New MyTypeDelegator(myInt.GetType())
         ' Determine whether myType is an array, pointer, reference type. 
         If myType.HasElementType Then
            outputBlock.Text += String.Format("The type of myInt is {0}.", myType.myElementType.ToString()) & vbCrLf
         Else
            outputBlock.Text += String.Format("myInt is not an array, pointer, or reference type.") & vbCrLf
         End If
      Catch e As Exception
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Exception: {0}", e.Message.ToString()) & vbCrLf
      End Try
   End Sub 'Main
End Class 'Type_HasElementTypeImpl
using System;
using System.Reflection;
public class MyTypeDelegator : TypeDelegator
{
   public string myElementType = null;
   private Type myType = null;
   public MyTypeDelegator(Type myType)
      : base(myType)
   {
      this.myType = myType;
   }
   // Override Type.HasElementTypeImpl().
   protected override bool HasElementTypeImpl()
   {
      // Determine whether the type is an array.
      if (myType.IsArray)
      {
         myElementType = "array";
         return true;
      }
      // Determine whether the type is a reference.
      if (myType.IsByRef)
      {
         myElementType = "reference";
         return true;
      }
      // Determine whether the type is a pointer.
      if (myType.IsPointer)
      {
         myElementType = "pointer";
         return true;
      }
      // Return false if the type is not a reference, array, or pointer type.
      return false;
   }
}
public class Example
{
   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
   {
      try
      {
         int myInt = 0;
         int[] myArray = new int[5];
         MyTypeDelegator myType = new MyTypeDelegator(myArray.GetType());
         // Determine whether myType is an array, pointer, reference type.  
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("\nDetermine whether a variable is an array, pointer, or reference type.\n") + "\n";
         if (myType.HasElementType)
            outputBlock.Text += String.Format("The type of myArray is {0}.", myType.myElementType) + "\n";
         else
            outputBlock.Text += String.Format("myArray is not an array, pointer, or reference type.") + "\n";
         myType = new MyTypeDelegator(myInt.GetType());
         // Determine whether myType is an array, pointer, reference type. 
         if (myType.HasElementType)
            outputBlock.Text += String.Format("The type of myInt is {0}.", myType.myElementType) + "\n";
         else
            outputBlock.Text += String.Format("myInt is not an array, pointer, or reference type.") + "\n";
      }
      catch (Exception e)
      {
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Exception: {0}", e.Message) + "\n";
      }
   }
}

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.