Type::IsVisible Property

 

Gets a value indicating whether the Type can be accessed by code outside the assembly.

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

public:
property bool IsVisible {
	bool get();
}

Property Value

Type: System::Boolean

true if the current Type is a public type or a public nested type such that all the enclosing types are public; otherwise, false.

Use this property to determine whether a type is part of the public interface of a component assembly.

The following code example tests two classes, only one of which is visible outside the assembly.

using namespace System;

private ref class InternalOnly 
{
public:
    ref class Nested {};
};

public ref class Example 
{
public:
    ref class Nested {};
}; 


// Entry point of example
int main()
{
    Type^ classType = InternalOnly::Nested::typeid;
    Console::WriteLine(
        "Is the {0} class visible outside the assembly? {1}",
        classType->FullName, classType->IsVisible);

    classType = Example::Nested::typeid;
    Console::WriteLine(
        "Is the {0} class visible outside the assembly? {1}", 
        classType->FullName, classType->IsVisible);
}

/* This example produces the following output:

Is the InternalOnly+Nested class visible outside the assembly? False
Is the Example+Nested class visible outside the assembly? True
*/

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