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Type.IsAnsiClass Property

Gets a value indicating whether the string format attribute AnsiClass is selected for the Type.

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

Public ReadOnly Property IsAnsiClass As Boolean

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the string format attribute AnsiClass is selected for the Type; otherwise, false.



The StringFormatMask selects the string format attributes. The string format attributes enhance interoperability by defining how strings should be interpreted.

If the current Type represents a generic type, this property pertains to the generic type definition from which the type was constructed. For example, if the current Type represents MyGenericType<int> (MyGenericType(Of Integer) in Visual Basic), the value of this property is determined by MyGenericType<T>.

If the current Type represents a type parameter of a generic type, this property always returns false.

The following example gets the field information and checks for the AnsiClass attribute.

Imports System
Imports System.Reflection
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic
Public Class MyClass1
    Protected myField As String = "A sample protected field."
End Class 'MyClass1
Public Class MyType_IsAnsiClass
    Public Shared Sub Main()
            Dim myObject As New MyClass1()
            ' Get the type of MyClass1.
            Dim myType As Type = GetType(MyClass1)
            ' Get the field information and the attributes associated with MyClass1.
            Dim myFieldInfo As FieldInfo = myType.GetField("myField", BindingFlags.NonPublic Or BindingFlags.Instance)

            Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.NewLine + "Checking for AnsiClass attribute for a field." + ControlChars.NewLine)
            ' Get and display the name, field, and the AnsiClass attribute.
            Console.WriteLine("Name of Class: {0} " + ControlChars.NewLine + "Value of Field: {1} " + ControlChars.NewLine + "IsAnsiClass = {2}", myType.FullName, myFieldInfo.GetValue(myObject), myType.IsAnsiClass)
        Catch e As Exception
            Console.WriteLine("Exception: {0}", e.Message.ToString())
        End Try
    End Sub 'Main
End Class 'MyType_IsAnsiClass

.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

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.