PropertyInfo.CanWrite Property

 

Gets a value indicating whether the property can be written to.

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

public abstract bool CanWrite { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if this property can be written to; otherwise, false.

CanWrite returns true if the property has a set accessor, even if the accessor is private, internal (or Friend in Visual Basic), or protected. If the property does not have a set accessor, the method returns false.

To get the value of the CanWrite property:

  1. Get the Type object of the type that includes the property.

  2. Call the Type.GetProperty to get the PropertyInfo object that represents the property.

  3. Retrieve the value of the CanWrite property.

The following example defines two properties. The first property is writable and the CanWrite property is true. The second property is not writable (there is no set accessor), and the CanWrite property is false.

using System;
using System.Reflection;

 // Define one writable property and one not writable.
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
    {
        get{return caption;}
    }
}

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

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

        // Read and display the property.
        Console.Write("\nMypropertya.Caption = " + Mypropertya.Caption);
        Console.Write("\nMypropertyb.Caption = " + Mypropertyb.Caption);

        // Write to the property.
        Mypropertya.Caption = "A- No Change";
        // Mypropertyb.Caption cannot be written to because
        // there is no set accessor.

        // Read and display the property.
        Console.Write("\nMypropertya.Caption = " + Mypropertya.Caption);
        Console.Write ("\nMypropertyb.Caption = " + Mypropertyb.Caption);

        // 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 CanWrite property.

        Console.Write("\nCanWrite a - " + Mypropertyinfoa.CanWrite);

        Console.Write("\nCanWrite b - " + Mypropertyinfob.CanWrite);

        return 0;
    }
}

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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