FieldInfo.IsStatic Property

Definition

Gets a value indicating whether the field is static.

public:
 property bool IsStatic { bool get(); };
public bool IsStatic { get; }
member this.IsStatic : bool
Public ReadOnly Property IsStatic As Boolean

Property Value

true if this field is static; otherwise, false.

Implements

Examples

The following example determines whether the specified field is static and displays the result.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Reflection;

// Make two fields.
public ref class Myfielda
{
private:
   String^ field;

public:
   Myfielda()
      : field( "A private field" )
   {}


   property String^ Field 
   {
      String^ get()
      {
         return field;
      }

      void set( String^ value )
      {
         if ( field != value )
         {
            field = value;
         }
      }

   }

};

public ref class Myfieldb
{
private:
   static String^ field = "B static field";

public:

   property String^ Field 
   {
      String^ get()
      {
         return field;
      }

      void set( String^ value )
      {
         if ( field != value )
         {
            field = value;
         }
      }

   }

};

int main()
{
   Console::WriteLine( "\nReflection.FieldInfo" );
   Myfielda^ myfielda = gcnew Myfielda;
   Myfieldb^ myfieldb = gcnew Myfieldb;
   
   // Get the Type and FieldInfo.
   Type^ MyTypea = Type::GetType( "Myfielda" );
   FieldInfo^ Myfieldinfoa = MyTypea->GetField( "field", static_cast<BindingFlags>(BindingFlags::NonPublic | BindingFlags::Instance) );
   Type^ MyTypeb = Type::GetType( "Myfieldb" );
   FieldInfo^ Myfieldinfob = MyTypeb->GetField( "field", static_cast<BindingFlags>(BindingFlags::NonPublic | BindingFlags::Static) );
   
   // For the first field, get and display the name, field, and IsStatic property value.
   Console::Write( "\n{0} - ", MyTypea->FullName );
   Console::Write( "{0}; ", Myfieldinfoa->GetValue( myfielda ) );
   Console::Write( "IsStatic - {0}", Myfieldinfoa->IsStatic );
   
   // For the second field get and display the name, field, and IsStatic property value.
   Console::Write( "\n{0} - ", MyTypeb->FullName );
   Console::Write( "{0}; ", Myfieldinfob->GetValue( myfieldb ) );
   Console::Write( "IsStatic - {0}", Myfieldinfob->IsStatic );
   return 0;
}

using System;
using System.Reflection;

 // Make two fields.
public class Myfielda
{
    private string field = "A private field";
    public string Field
    {
        get{return field;}
        set{if(field!=value){field=value;}}
    }
}
public class Myfieldb
{
    static string field = "B private static field";
    public string Field 
    {
        get{return field;}
        set{if(field!=value){field=value;}}
    }
}
  
public class Myfieldinfo
{
    public static int Main()
    {
        Console.WriteLine("\nReflection.FieldInfo");
        Myfielda Myfielda = new Myfielda();
        Myfieldb Myfieldb = new Myfieldb();
  
        // Get the Type and FieldInfo.
        Type MyTypea = typeof(Myfielda);
        FieldInfo Myfieldinfoa = MyTypea.GetField("field", BindingFlags.NonPublic|BindingFlags.Instance);
        Type MyTypeb = typeof(Myfieldb);
        FieldInfo Myfieldinfob = MyTypeb.GetField("field", BindingFlags.NonPublic|BindingFlags.Static);
  
        // For the first field, get and display the name, field, and IsStatic property value.
        Console.Write("\n{0} - ", MyTypea.FullName);
        Console.Write("{0}; ", Myfieldinfoa.GetValue(Myfielda));
        Console.Write("IsStatic - {0}", Myfieldinfoa.IsStatic);
  
        // For the second field get and display the name, field, and IsStatic property value.
        Console.Write("\n{0} - ", MyTypeb.FullName);
        Console.Write("{0}; ", Myfieldinfob.GetValue(Myfieldb));
        Console.Write("IsStatic - {0}", Myfieldinfob.IsStatic);
  
        return 0;
    }
}
Imports System.Reflection

' Make two fields.
Public Class Myfielda
    Private m_field As String = "A private field"

    Public Property Field() As String
        Get
            Return m_field
        End Get
        Set(ByVal Value As String)
            If m_field <> value Then
                m_field = value
            End If
        End Set
    End Property
End Class

Public Class Myfieldb
    Private Shared m_field As String = "B private static field"

    Public Property Field() As String
        Get
            Return m_field
        End Get
        Set(ByVal Value As String)
            If m_field <> value Then
                m_field = value
            End If
        End Set
    End Property
End Class

Public Class Myfieldinfo

    Public Shared Sub Main()
        Console.WriteLine()
        Console.WriteLine("Reflection.FieldInfo")
        Console.WriteLine()
        Dim Myfielda As New Myfielda()
        Dim Myfieldb As New Myfieldb()

        ' Get the Type and FieldInfo.
        Dim MyTypea As Type = GetType(Myfielda)
        Dim Myfieldinfoa As FieldInfo = _
           MyTypea.GetField("m_field", BindingFlags.NonPublic Or BindingFlags.Instance)
        Dim MyTypeb As Type = GetType(Myfieldb)
        Dim Myfieldinfob As FieldInfo = _
           MyTypeb.GetField("m_field", BindingFlags.NonPublic Or BindingFlags.Static)

        ' For the first field, get and display the name, field, and IsStatic property value.
        Console.WriteLine("{0} - {1}; IsStatic - {2}", MyTypea.FullName, Myfieldinfoa.GetValue(Myfielda), Myfieldinfoa.IsStatic)

        ' For the second field, get and display the name, field, and IsStatic property value.
        Console.WriteLine("{0} - {1}; IsStatic - {2}", MyTypeb.FullName, Myfieldinfob.GetValue(Myfieldb), Myfieldinfob.IsStatic)

    End Sub
End Class

This code produces the following output:

Reflection.FieldInfo

Myfielda - A private field; IsStatic - False

Myfieldb - B static field; IsStatic - True

Remarks

When a field is static, one copy of the field is shared by all instances of the type.

The IsStatic property is set when the FieldAttributes.Static attribute is set.

To get the IsStatic property, first get the class Type. From the Type, get the FieldInfo. From the FieldInfo, get the IsStatic property. To access a non-public field, set the BindingFlags to NonPublic in the GetField method and set the accessibility to Instance or Static.

Applies to

See also