Type.IsPublic Property


Gets a value indicating whether the Type is declared public.

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

Public ReadOnly Property IsPublic As Boolean

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if the Type is declared public and is not a nested type; otherwise, false.



Do not use with nested types; use IsNestedPublic instead.

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

TypeAttributes.VisibilityMask selects the visibility attributes.

The following example creates an instance of MyTestClass, checks for the IsPublic property, and displays the result.

Public Class TestClass
End Class

Public Class Example
   Public Shared Sub Main()
      Dim testClassInstance As New TestClass()

      ' Get the type of testClassInstance.
      Dim testType As Type = testClassInstance.GetType()
      ' Get the IsPublic property of testClassInstance.
      Dim isPublic As Boolean = testType.IsPublic
      Console.WriteLine("Is {0} public? {1}", testType.FullName, isPublic)
   End Sub 
End Class 
' The example displays the following output:
'       Is TestClass public? True

For nested classes, ignore the results of IsPublic and IsNotPublic and pay attention only to the results of IsNestedPublic and IsNestedPrivate.

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