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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;

public class TestClass
{
}

public class Example
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      TestClass testClassInstance = new TestClass();
      // Get the type of myTestClassInstance.
      Type   testType = testClassInstance.GetType();
      // Get the IsPublic property of testClassInstance. 
      bool isPublic = testType.IsPublic;
      Console.WriteLine("Is {0} public? {1}", testType.FullName, isPublic);
   }
}
// The example displays the following output: 
//        Is TestClass public? True

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: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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