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Assembly.GetExportedTypes Method

Gets the public types defined in this assembly that are visible outside the assembly.

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

'Declaration
Public Overridable Function GetExportedTypes As Type()
'Usage
Dim instance As [Assembly]
Dim returnValue As Type()

returnValue = instance.GetExportedTypes()

Return Value

Type: System.Type()
An array of Type objects that represent the types defined in this assembly that are visible outside the assembly.

Implements

_Assembly.GetExportedTypes

The only types visible outside an assembly are public types and public types nested within other public types.

The following code sample defines a number of classes with various access levels, and calls GetExportedTypes to display the ones that are visible from outside the assembly.

Imports System
Imports System.Reflection

Public Class Example
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        For Each t As Type In [Assembly].GetExecutingAssembly.GetExportedTypes()
            Console.WriteLine(t)
        Next 
    End Sub 
End Class 

Public Class PublicClass
    Public Class PublicNestedClass
    End Class 

    Protected Class ProtectedNestedClass
    End Class 

    Friend Class FriendNestedClass
    End Class 

    Private Class PrivateNestedClass
    End Class 
End Class 

Friend Class FriendClass
    Public Class PublicNestedClass
    End Class 

    Protected Class ProtectedNestedClass
    End Class 

    Friend Class FriendNestedClass
    End Class 

    Private Class PrivateNestedClass
    End Class 
End Class

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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