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template<template<class...> class Op, class... Args>
using detected_t = see-below;

Aliases: Op<Args...> if it is a valid template-id, otherwise boost::nonesuch.

C++ Standard Paper: N4502

Compiler Compatibility: Requires C++11 variadic templates and C++11 template aliases.

Header: #include <boost/type_traits/detected.hpp>


Suppose you wish to determine whether a type has a size() const-member function, then given the meta-functions:

template <class T>
using size_member_tester = decltype(std::declval<const T&>().size());

template <class T>
using size_member_t = boost::detected_t<size_member_tester, T >;

Then the type size_member_t<T> is an alias for size_member_tester<T> if the operation is valid, and an alias for boost::nonesuch otherwise.

See also: is_detected, is_detected_convertible, is_detected_exact.