PropertyInfo.GetGetMethod Method (Boolean)


When overridden in a derived class, returns the public or non-public get accessor for this property.

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

public abstract MethodInfo GetGetMethod(
	bool nonPublic


Type: System.Boolean

Indicates whether a non-public get accessor should be returned. true if a non-public accessor is to be returned; otherwise, false.

Return Value

Type: System.Reflection.MethodInfo

A MethodInfo object representing the get accessor for this property, if nonPublic is true. Returns null if nonPublic is false and the get accessor is non-public, or if nonPublic is true but no get accessors exist.

Exception Condition

The requested method is non-public and the caller does not have ReflectionPermission to reflect on this non-public method.

This property is the MethodInfo representing the get accessor.

To use the GetGetMethod method, first get the class Type. From the Type, get the PropertyInfo. From the PropertyInfo, use the GetGetMethod method.

The following example displays the public or non-public get accessor for the specified property.

using System;
using System.Reflection;

// Define a property.
public class Myproperty   
    private string caption = "A Default caption";
    public string Caption
        get{return caption;}
        set {if(caption!=value) {caption = value;}

class Mypropertyinfo
    public static int Main()
        Console.WriteLine ("\nReflection.PropertyInfo");

        // Get the type and PropertyInfo for two separate properties.
        Type MyTypea = Type.GetType("Myproperty");
        PropertyInfo Mypropertyinfoa = MyTypea.GetProperty("Caption");
        Type MyTypeb = Type.GetType("System.Reflection.MethodInfo");
        PropertyInfo Mypropertyinfob = MyTypeb.GetProperty("MemberType");

        // Get and display the GetGetMethod method for each property.
        MethodInfo Mygetmethodinfoa = Mypropertyinfoa.GetGetMethod();
        Console.Write ("\nGetAccessor for " + Mypropertyinfoa.Name
            + " returns a " + Mygetmethodinfoa.ReturnType);
        MethodInfo Mygetmethodinfob = Mypropertyinfob.GetGetMethod();
        Console.Write ("\nGetAccessor for " + Mypropertyinfob.Name
            + " returns a " + Mygetmethodinfob.ReturnType);

        // Display the GetGetMethod without using the MethodInfo.
        Console.Write ("\n" + MyTypea.FullName + "." + Mypropertyinfoa.Name
            + " GetGetMethod - " + Mypropertyinfoa.GetGetMethod());
        Console.Write ("\n" + MyTypeb.FullName + "." + Mypropertyinfob.Name
            + " GetGetMethod - " + Mypropertyinfob.GetGetMethod());
        return 0;


when invoked late-bound through mechanisms such as Type.InvokeMember. Associated enumeration: ReflectionPermissionFlag.MemberAccess.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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