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Type.IsVisible Property

Gets a value indicating whether the Type can be accessed by code outside the assembly.

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

public bool IsVisible { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the current Type is a public type or a public nested type such that all the enclosing types are public; otherwise, false.

Use this property to determine whether a type is part of the public interface of a component assembly.

The following code example tests two classes, only one of which is visible outside the assembly.


using System;

internal class InternalOnly
{
   public class Nested { }
}

public class Example
{
   public class Nested { }

   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
   {
      Type t = typeof(InternalOnly.Nested);
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(
          "Is the {0} class visible outside the assembly? {1}",
          t.FullName,
          t.IsVisible
      ) + "\n";

      t = typeof(Example.Nested);
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(
          "Is the {0} class visible outside the assembly? {1}",
          t.FullName,
          t.IsVisible
      ) + "\n";
   }
}

/* This example produces the following output:

Is the InternalOnly+Nested class visible outside the assembly? False
Is the Example+Nested class visible outside the assembly? True
 */


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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