IsPublic Property

Type.IsPublic Property


Gets a value indicating whether the Type is declared public.

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

public bool IsPublic { get; }

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.

using System;

public class TestClass

public class Example
   public static void Main()
      TestClass testClassInstance = new TestClass();
      // Get the type of myTestClassInstance.
      Type   testType = testClassInstance.GetType();
      // Get the IsPublic property of testClassInstance.
      bool isPublic = testType.IsPublic;
      Console.WriteLine("Is {0} public? {1}", testType.FullName, isPublic);
// 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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