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Type.IsPublic Property

Gets a value indicating whether the Type is declared public.

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

public bool IsPublic { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the Type is declared public and is not a nested type; otherwise, false.

Implements

_Type.IsPublic

Do not use with nested types; use IsNestedPublic instead.

If the current Type represents a type parameter of a generic type, this property returns true.

TypeAttributes.VisibilityMask selects the visibility attributes.

The following example creates an instance of MyTestClass, checks for the IsPublic property, and displays the result.

using System;
namespace SystemType
{
    // Declare MyTestClass as public. 
    public class MyTestClass
    {
    }
    public class MyClass
    {
        public static void Main(string []args)
        {
            try
            {
                bool myBool = false;
                MyTestClass myTestClassInstance = new MyTestClass();
                // Get the type of myTestClassInstance.
                Type   myType = myTestClassInstance.GetType();
                // Get the IsPublic property of the myTestClassInstance.
                myBool = myType.IsPublic;
                Console.WriteLine("\nIs {0} public? {1}.", myType.FullName, myBool.ToString ());
            }
            catch (Exception e)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("\nAn exception occurred: {0}", e.Message);
            }
        }
    }
}

For nested classes, ignore the results of IsPublic and IsNotPublic and pay attention only to the results of IsNestedPublic and IsNestedPrivate.

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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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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