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Assembly.GetExportedTypes Method

Gets the exported types defined in this assembly that are visible outside the assembly.

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

public:
virtual array<Type^>^ GetExportedTypes ()
public Type[] GetExportedTypes ()
public function GetExportedTypes () : Type[]

Return Value

An array of Type objects that represent the types defined in this assembly that are visible outside the assembly.

The only types visible outside an assembly are public types and public types nested within other public types.

The following code sample defines a number of classes with various access levels, and calls GetExportedTypes to display the ones that are visible from outside the assembly.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Reflection;

namespace ExportedClassExample
{
    public ref class Example sealed
    {
    private:
        Example() 
        {
        }

    public:
        void static EnumerateExportedTypes()
        {
            for each (Type^ exportedType in 
                Assembly::GetExecutingAssembly()->GetExportedTypes())
            {
                Console::WriteLine(exportedType);
            }
        }
    };

    public ref class PublicClass
    {
    public:
        ref class PublicNestedClass 
        { 
        };

    protected:
        ref class ProtectedNestedClass 
        { 
        };

    internal:
        ref class FriendNestedClass 
        { 
        };

    private:
        ref class PrivateNestedClass
        { 
        };
    };

    ref class FriendClass
    {
    public:
        ref class PublicNestedClass
        { 
        };

    protected:
        ref class ProtectedNestedClass 
        { 
        };

    internal:
        ref class FriendNestedClass 
        { 
        };

    private:
        ref class PrivateNestedClass 
        { 
        };
    };
}

int main()
{
    ExportedClassExample::Example::EnumerateExportedTypes();

    return 0;
}

import System.*;
import System.Reflection.*;

public class Example
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        Type t = null;
        for (int iCtr = 0; iCtr < Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().
            GetExportedTypes().get_Length(); iCtr++) {
            t = Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().GetExportedTypes()[iCtr];
            Console.WriteLine(t);
        }
    } //main
} //Example

public class PublicClass
{
    public class PublicNestedClass
    {
    } //PublicNestedClass

    protected class ProtectedNestedClass
    {
    } //ProtectedNestedClass

    class FriendNestedClass
    {
    } //FriendNestedClass

    private class PrivateNestedClass
    {
    } //PrivateNestedClass
} //PublicClass

class FriendClass
{
    public class PublicNestedClass
    {
    } //PublicNestedClass

    protected class ProtectedNestedClass
    {
    } //ProtectedNestedClass

    class FriendNestedClass
    {
    } //FriendNestedClass

    private class PrivateNestedClass
    {
    } //PrivateNestedClass
} //FriendClass 

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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