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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()

Return Value

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

Implements

_Assembly.GetExportedTypes()

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 {}
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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