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FieldInfo.IsSpecialName Property

Gets a value indicating whether the corresponding SpecialName attribute is set in the FieldAttributes enumerator.

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

public bool IsSpecialName { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the SpecialName attribute is set in FieldAttributes; otherwise, false.

Names that begin with or contain an underscore character (_), property accessors, and operator overloading methods are examples of names that might require special treatment by some compilers.

The following example returns a value indicating whether or not the fields in the class contain a SpecialName attribute.

using System;
using System.Reflection;
using System.ComponentModel.Design;

class FieldInfo_IsSpecialName
    public static void Main()
            // Get the type handle of a specified class.
            Type myType = typeof(ViewTechnology);

            // Get the fields of the specified class.
            FieldInfo[] myField = myType.GetFields();

            Console.WriteLine("\nDisplaying fields that have SpecialName attributes:\n");
            for(int i = 0; i < myField.Length; i++)
                // Determine whether or not each field is a special name. 
                    Console.WriteLine("The field {0} has a SpecialName attribute.",
        catch(Exception e)
            Console.WriteLine("Exception : {0} " , e.Message);

.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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