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Assembly.GetExportedTypes Method

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

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

public virtual Type[] GetExportedTypes ()
public Type[] GetExportedTypes ()
public function GetExportedTypes () : Type[]
Not applicable.

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 System;
using System.Reflection;

public class Example
{
    public static void Main()
    {
        foreach (Type t in Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().GetExportedTypes())
        {
            Console.WriteLine(t);
        }
    }
}

public class PublicClass
{
    public class PublicNestedClass {}

    protected class ProtectedNestedClass {}
 
    internal class FriendNestedClass {}

    private class PrivateNestedClass {}
}

internal class FriendClass
{
    public class PublicNestedClass {}

    protected class ProtectedNestedClass {}

    internal class FriendNestedClass {}

    private class PrivateNestedClass {}
}

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 Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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