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IsInterface Property

Type.IsInterface Property

Gets a value indicating whether the Type is an interface; that is, not a class or a value type.

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

public bool IsInterface { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the Type is an interface; otherwise, false.



The ClassSemanticsMask distinguishes a type declaration as class, interface or value type.

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

This property is read-only.

The following example creates an interface, checks for the interface type, and indicates whether a class has the IsInterface property set.

using System;
// Declare an interface. 
interface myIFace
class MyIsInterface 
    public static void Main(string []args)
            // Get the IsInterface attribute for myIFace. 
            bool myBool1 = typeof(myIFace).IsInterface;    
            //Display the IsInterface attribute for myIFace.
            Console.WriteLine("Is the specified type an interface? {0}.", myBool1);
            // Get the attribute IsInterface for MyIsInterface. 
            bool myBool2 = typeof(MyIsInterface).IsInterface;    
            //Display the IsInterface attribute for MyIsInterface.
            Console.WriteLine("Is the specified type an interface? {0}.", myBool2);         
        catch(Exception e)
            Console.WriteLine("\nAn exception occurred: {0}.", e.Message);

.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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