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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 that represents the types defined in this assembly that are visible outside the assembly.

Implements

_Assembly.GetExportedTypes()

ExceptionCondition
NotSupportedException

The assembly is a dynamic 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 typeof(Example).Assembly.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 {}
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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