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FieldInfo.IsAssembly Property

Gets a value that indicates whether the potential visibility of this field is described by FieldAttributes.Assembly; that is, the field is visible at most to other types in the same assembly, and is not visible to derived types outside the assembly.

Namespace:  System.Reflection
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
public bool IsAssembly { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the visibility of this field is exactly described by FieldAttributes.Assembly; otherwise, false.
ExceptionCondition
MethodAccessException

This member is invoked late-bound through mechanisms such as Type.InvokeMember.

The actual visibility of a field is limited by the visibility of its type. The IsAssembly property might be true for a field, but if it is a field of a private nested type, the field is not visible outside the containing type.

The visibility of a field is exactly described by FieldAttributes.Assembly if the only visibility modifier is internal (Friend in Visual Basic). This property is false for fields that are protected internal in C# (Protected Friend in Visual Basic, protected public in C++); use the IsFamilyOrAssembly property to identify such fields.

The following example defines fields with varying levels of visibility, and displays the values of their IsAssembly, IsFamily, IsFamilyOrAssembly, and IsFamilyAndAssembly properties.

NoteNote:

The Visual Basic and C# languages cannot define fields with FieldAttributes.FamANDAssem visibility.

To run this example, see Building Examples That Use a Demo Method and a TextBlock Control.


using System;
using System.Reflection;

public class Example
{
   public int f_public;
   internal int f_internal;
   protected int f_protected;
   protected internal int f_protected_public;

   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
   {
      outputBlock.FontFamily = new System.Windows.Media.FontFamily("Courier New");
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("\n{0,-30}{1,-18}{2}", "", "IsAssembly", "IsFamilyOrAssembly") + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("{0,-21}{1,-18}{2,-18}{3}\n",
          "", "IsPublic", "IsFamily", "IsFamilyAndAssembly") + "\n";

      foreach (FieldInfo f in typeof(Example).GetFields(
          BindingFlags.Instance | BindingFlags.NonPublic | BindingFlags.Public))
      {
         outputBlock.Text += String.Format("{0,-21}{1,-9}{2,-9}{3,-9}{4,-9}{5,-9}",
             f.Name,
             f.IsPublic,
             f.IsAssembly,
             f.IsFamily,
             f.IsFamilyOrAssembly,
             f.IsFamilyAndAssembly
         ) + "\n";
      }
   }
}

/* This code example produces output similar to the following:

                              IsAssembly        IsFamilyOrAssembly
                     IsPublic          IsFamily          IsFamilyAndAssembly

f_public             True     False    False    False    False
f_internal           False    True     False    False    False
f_protected          False    False    True     False    False
f_protected_public   False    False    False    True     False
 */


Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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