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Type.IsNestedFamily Property

Gets a value indicating whether the Type is nested and visible only within its own family.

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

public bool IsNestedFamily { get; }
/** @property */
public final boolean get_IsNestedFamily ()

public final function get IsNestedFamily () : boolean

Not applicable.

Property Value

true if the Type is nested and visible only within its own family; otherwise, false.

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

TypeAttributes.VisibilityMask selects the visibility attributes.

A Type object's family is defined as all objects of the exact same Type and of its subtypes.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the IsNestedFamily property to determine whether a type is both nested and protected.

// Enclose a class.
class MyClassA
{
   // Protected nested class.
   protected class MyClassB
   {
   }   
}
class MyTestClass : MyClassA
{
   public static void Main(string[] args)
   {  
      // Get the Type of the nested class.
      Type myTypeB = typeof(MyClassA.MyClassB);
      // Get the 'IsNestedFamily' property the of the nested class
      // 'Type'.
      Console.WriteLine("\nThe nested class has the property 'IsNestedFamily' value: "+
                        myTypeB.IsNestedFamily.ToString());      
   }
}

// Enclose a class.
class MyClassA
{
    // Protected nested class.
    protected class MyClassB
    {
    } //MyClassB
} //MyClassA

class MyTestClass extends MyClassA
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // Get the Type of the nested class.
        Type myTypeB = MyClassA.MyClassB.class.ToType();

        // Get the 'IsNestedFamily' property the of the nested class 'Type'.
        Console.WriteLine("\nThe nested class has the property "
            +"'IsNestedFamily' value: " 
            + System.Convert.ToString(myTypeB.get_IsNestedFamily()));
    } //main
} //MyTestClass

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0
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