Type::IsPublic Property


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Gets a value indicating whether the Type is declared public.

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

property bool IsPublic {
	virtual bool get() sealed;

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 namespace System;

// Declare MyTestClass as public.
public ref class TestClass{};

int main()
   TestClass^ testClassInstance = gcnew TestClass;

   // Get the type of myTestClassInstance.
   Type^ testType = testClassInstance->GetType();

   // Get the IsPublic property of the myTestClassInstance.
   bool isPublic = testType->IsPublic;
   Console::WriteLine( "Is {0} public? {1}", testType->FullName, isPublic);

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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