IsAssembly Property

FieldInfo.IsAssembly Property

 

Gets a value indicating whether the potential visibility of this field is described by FieldAttributes.Assembly; that is, the field is visible at most to other types in the same assembly, and is not visible to derived types outside the assembly.

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

public bool IsAssembly { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if the visibility of this field is exactly described by FieldAttributes.Assembly; otherwise, false.

The actual visibility of a field is limited by the visibility of its type. The IsAssembly property might be true for a field, but if it is a field of a private nested type then the field is not visible outside the containing type.

The visibility of a field is exactly described by FieldAttributes.Assembly if the only visibility modifier is internal (Friend in Visual Basic). This property is false for fields that are protected internal in C# (Protected Friend in Visual Basic, protected public in C++); use the IsFamilyOrAssembly property to identify such fields.

The following code example defines fields with varying levels of visibility, and displays the values of their IsAssembly, IsFamily, IsFamilyOrAssembly, and IsFamilyAndAssembly properties.

System_CAPS_noteNote

The Visual Basic and C# languages cannot define fields with FieldAttributes.FamANDAssem visibility; that access level appears only in the C++ example.

using System;
using System.Reflection;

public class Example
{
    public int f_public;
    internal int f_internal;
    protected int f_protected;
    protected internal int f_protected_public;

    public static void Main()
    {
        Console.WriteLine("\n{0,-30}{1,-18}{2}", "", "IsAssembly", "IsFamilyOrAssembly"); 
        Console.WriteLine("{0,-21}{1,-18}{2,-18}{3}\n", 
            "", "IsPublic", "IsFamily", "IsFamilyAndAssembly");

        foreach (FieldInfo f in typeof(Example).GetFields(
            BindingFlags.Instance | BindingFlags.NonPublic | BindingFlags.Public))
        {
            Console.WriteLine("{0,-21}{1,-9}{2,-9}{3,-9}{4,-9}{5,-9}", 
                f.Name,
                f.IsPublic,
                f.IsAssembly,
                f.IsFamily,
                f.IsFamilyOrAssembly,
                f.IsFamilyAndAssembly
            );
        }
    }
}

/* This code example produces output similar to the following:

                              IsAssembly        IsFamilyOrAssembly
                     IsPublic          IsFamily          IsFamilyAndAssembly

f_public             True     False    False    False    False
f_internal           False    True     False    False    False
f_protected          False    False    True     False    False
f_protected_public   False    False    False    True     False
 */

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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Available since 8.1
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