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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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 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 8, Silverlight 8.1

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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