GetParts Method

Package.GetParts Method ()


Returns a collection of all the parts in the package.

Namespace:   System.IO.Packaging
Assembly:  WindowsBase (in WindowsBase.dll)

public PackagePartCollection GetParts()

Return Value

Type: System.IO.Packaging.PackagePartCollection

A collection of all the PackagePart elements that are contained in the package.

Exception Condition

The package is not open (Dispose or Close has been called).


The package is write-only.

GetParts returns a collection of all parts that are contained in the package including PackageRelationship parts.

GetParts will never return null; however, the returned collection will contain zero elements if the package contains no parts.

By default, a ZipPackage derived implementation of the abstract Package base class is provided and used. In the default operation, GetParts calls the GetPartsCore method of the ZipPackage class to return the parts from a ZIP file.

For more information about packages and package parts, see section 1.1 of the Open Packaging Conventions (OPC) specification available for download at

Notes to Inheritors:

GetParts internally calls the derived class GetPartsCore method to actually flush the part based on the physical format implemented in the derived class.

The following example shows how to use the GetParts method to obtain a collection of the parts that are contained in a Package. For the complete program source code, see Creating a Package with a Digital Signature Sample.

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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