Type.IsAnsiClass Property


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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
Available since 1.1
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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