Extending the runtime type information
TypeInfo doesn't provide nearly as much information as we can get from the compile-time reflection tools. Here, we'll create an extended type info with custom data.
Let's execute the following steps to extend the runtime type information:
- Create an interface with methods exposing the information you want to make available at runtime.
- If your method works with the data, remember that RTTI is typically used with very little compile-time type information. Thus, methods should take a generic runtime type, such as
void* in the generic interface.
- Create an associative array of your interface keyed on
- Write helper functions to retrieve the information from the associative ...