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Reflection and Generic Types

From the point of view of reflection, the difference between a generic type and an ordinary type is that a generic type has associated with it a set of type parameters (if it is a generic type definition) or type arguments (if it is a constructed type). A generic method differs from an ordinary method in the same way.

The problem in reflection is to provide a way to examine this array of type parameters or type arguments. In the case of type parameters, reflection must also provide a way of examining the constraints. This section describes the methods of the Type and MethodInfo classes that provide the ability to examine generic types and methods.

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