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MethodBase::IsFamilyAndAssembly Property

Gets a value indicating whether the visibility of this method or constructor is described by MethodAttributes::FamANDAssem; that is, the method or constructor can be called by derived classes, but only if they are in the same assembly.

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

virtual property bool IsFamilyAndAssembly {
	bool get () sealed;

Property Value

Type: System::Boolean
true if access to this method or constructor is exactly described by MethodAttributes::FamANDAssem; otherwise, false.

The visibility of a method or constructor is exactly described by MethodAttributes::FamANDAssem if the visibility modifier is protected private in C++. Methods with this visibility cannot be defined in Visual Basic or C#.

The following code example defines methods with varying levels of visibility, and displays the values of their IsAssembly, IsFamily, IsFamilyOrAssembly, and IsFamilyAndAssembly properties.


The Visual Basic and C# languages cannot define methods with MethodAttributes::FamANDAssem visibility; that access level appears only in the C++ example.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Reflection;

public ref class Example
    void m_public() {};
    void m_internal() {};
    void m_protected() {};
protected public:
    void m_protected_public() {};
protected private:
    void m_protected_private() {};

void main()
    Console::WriteLine("\n{0,-30}{1,-18}{2}", "", "IsAssembly", "IsFamilyOrAssembly"); 
        "", "IsPublic", "IsFamily", "IsFamilyAndAssembly");

    for each (MethodBase^ m in Example::typeid->GetMethods(
        BindingFlags::Instance | BindingFlags::NonPublic | BindingFlags::Public))
        if (m->Name->Substring(0, 1) == "m")

/* This code example produces output similar to the following:

                              IsAssembly        IsFamilyOrAssembly
                     IsPublic          IsFamily          IsFamilyAndAssembly

m_public             True     False    False    False    False
m_internal           False    True     False    False    False
m_protected          False    False    True     False    False
m_protected_public   False    False    False    True     False
m_protected_private  False    False    False    False    True

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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