FieldInfo.IsFamilyOrAssembly Property

Gets a value indicating whether the potential visibility of this field is described by FieldAttributes.FamORAssem; that is, the field can be accessed by derived classes wherever they are, and by classes in the same assembly.

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

public bool IsFamilyOrAssembly { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if access to this field is exactly described by FieldAttributes.FamORAssem; otherwise, false.

Implements

_FieldInfo.IsFamilyOrAssembly

If a field has FamORAssem level visibility, it can be called from any member in a derived class or any member in the same assembly, but not from any other type.

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

The visibility of a field is exactly described by FieldAttributes.FamORAssem if the visibility modifier is protected internal in C# (Protected Friend in Visual Basic, protected public in C++).

The following code 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; that access level appears only in the C++ example.

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 Main()
    {
        Console.WriteLine("\n{0,-30}{1,-18}{2}", "", "IsAssembly", "IsFamilyOrAssembly"); 
        Console.WriteLine("{0,-21}{1,-18}{2,-18}{3}\n", 
            "", "IsPublic", "IsFamily", "IsFamilyAndAssembly");

        foreach (FieldInfo f in typeof(Example).GetFields(
            BindingFlags.Instance | BindingFlags.NonPublic | BindingFlags.Public))
        {
            Console.WriteLine("{0,-21}{1,-9}{2,-9}{3,-9}{4,-9}{5,-9}", 
                f.Name,
                f.IsPublic,
                f.IsAssembly,
                f.IsFamily,
                f.IsFamilyOrAssembly,
                f.IsFamilyAndAssembly
            );
        }
    }
}

/* 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
 */

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 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 Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.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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