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CanRead Property

PropertyInfo.CanRead Property

Gets a value indicating whether the property can be read.

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

public abstract bool CanRead { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if this property can be read; otherwise, false.

If the property does not have a get accessor, it cannot be read.

To get the CanRead property, first get the class Type. From the Type, get the PropertyInfo. From the PropertyInfo, get the CanRead value.

The following example defines two properties. The first property is readable and the CanRead property is true. The second property is not readable (there is no get accessor), and the CanRead property is false.

using System;
using System.Reflection;

// Define one readable property and one not readable. 
public class Mypropertya
{
    private string caption = "A Default caption";
    public string Caption
    {
        get{return caption;}
        set {if(caption!=value) {caption = value;}
        }
    }
}
public class Mypropertyb
{
    private string caption = "B Default caption";
    public string Caption
    {
        set{if(caption!=value) {caption = value;}
        }
    }
}

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

        // Define two properties.
        Mypropertya Mypropertya = new Mypropertya();
        Mypropertyb Mypropertyb = new Mypropertyb();

        Console.Write("\nMypropertya.Caption = " + Mypropertya.Caption);
        // Mypropertyb.Caption cannot be read, because 
        // there is no get accessor. 

        // Get the type and PropertyInfo.
        Type MyTypea = Type.GetType("Mypropertya");
        PropertyInfo Mypropertyinfoa = MyTypea.GetProperty("Caption");
        Type MyTypeb = Type.GetType("Mypropertyb");
        PropertyInfo Mypropertyinfob = MyTypeb.GetProperty("Caption");

        // Get and display the CanRead property.
        Console.Write("\nCanRead a - " + Mypropertyinfoa.CanRead);
        Console.Write("\nCanRead b - " + Mypropertyinfob.CanRead);

        return 0;
    }
}

.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

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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