PropertyInfo.CanWrite PropertyInfo.CanWrite PropertyInfo.CanWrite PropertyInfo.CanWrite Property

Definition

Gets a value indicating whether the property can be written to.

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

Property Value

true if this property can be written to; otherwise, false.

Implements

Examples

The following example defines two properties. The first property is writable and the CanWrite property is true. The second property is not writable (there is no set accessor), and the CanWrite property is false.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Reflection;

// Define one writable property and one not writable.
public ref class Mypropertya
{
private:
   String^ caption;

public:
   Mypropertya()
      : caption( "A Default caption" )
   {}


   property String^ Caption 
   {
      String^ get()
      {
         return caption;
      }

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

   }

};

public ref class Mypropertyb
{
private:
   String^ caption;

public:
   Mypropertyb()
      : caption( "B Default caption" )
   {}


   property String^ Caption 
   {
      String^ get()
      {
         return caption;
      }

   }

};

int main()
{
   Console::WriteLine( "\nReflection.PropertyInfo" );
   
   // Define two properties.
   Mypropertya^ mypropertya = gcnew Mypropertya;
   Mypropertyb^ mypropertyb = gcnew Mypropertyb;
   
   // Read and display the property.
   Console::Write( "\nMypropertya->Caption = {0}", mypropertya->Caption );
   Console::Write( "\nMypropertyb->Caption = {0}", mypropertyb->Caption );
   
   // Write to the property.
   mypropertya->Caption = "A- No Change";
   
   // Mypropertyb.Caption cannot be written to because
   // there is no set accessor.
   // Read and display the property.
   Console::Write( "\nMypropertya->Caption = {0}", mypropertya->Caption );
   Console::Write( "\nMypropertyb->Caption = {0}", mypropertyb->Caption );
   
   // Get the type and PropertyInfo.
   Type^ MyTypea = Type::GetType( "Mypropertya" );
   PropertyInfo^ Mypropertyinfoa = MyTypea->GetProperty( "Caption" );
   Type^ MyTypeb = Type::GetType( "Mypropertyb" );
   PropertyInfo^ Mypropertyinfob = MyTypeb->GetProperty( "Caption" );
   
   // Get and display the CanWrite property.
   Console::Write( "\nCanWrite a - {0}", Mypropertyinfoa->CanWrite );
   Console::Write( "\nCanWrite b - {0}", Mypropertyinfob->CanWrite );
   return 0;
}

using System;
using System.Reflection;
 
 // Define one writable property and one not writable.
public class Mypropertya
{
    private string caption = "A Default caption";
    public string Caption
    {
        get{return caption;}
        set {if(caption!=value) {caption = value;}
        }
    }
}
public class Mypropertyb
{
    private string caption = "B Default caption";
    public string Caption
    {
        get{return caption;}
    }
}
  
class Mypropertyinfo
{
    public static int Main()
    {
        Console.WriteLine("\nReflection.PropertyInfo");
  
        // Define two properties.
        Mypropertya Mypropertya = new Mypropertya();
        Mypropertyb Mypropertyb = new Mypropertyb();
  
        // Read and display the property.
        Console.Write("\nMypropertya.Caption = " + Mypropertya.Caption);
        Console.Write("\nMypropertyb.Caption = " + Mypropertyb.Caption);
  
        // Write to the property.
        Mypropertya.Caption = "A- No Change";
        // Mypropertyb.Caption cannot be written to because
        // there is no set accessor.
  
        // Read and display the property.
        Console.Write("\nMypropertya.Caption = " + Mypropertya.Caption);
        Console.Write ("\nMypropertyb.Caption = " + Mypropertyb.Caption);
  
        // Get the type and PropertyInfo.
        Type MyTypea = Type.GetType("Mypropertya");
        PropertyInfo Mypropertyinfoa = MyTypea.GetProperty("Caption");
        Type MyTypeb = Type.GetType("Mypropertyb");
        PropertyInfo Mypropertyinfob = MyTypeb.GetProperty("Caption");
  
        // Get and display the CanWrite property.
      
        Console.Write("\nCanWrite a - " + Mypropertyinfoa.CanWrite);
      
        Console.Write("\nCanWrite b - " + Mypropertyinfob.CanWrite);
  
        return 0;
    }
}
Imports System
Imports System.Reflection
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic

' Define one writable property and one not writable.
Public Class Mypropertya
    Private myCaption As String = "A Default caption"

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

Public Class Mypropertyb
    Private myCaption As String = "B Default caption"

    Public ReadOnly Property Caption() As String
        Get
            Return myCaption
        End Get
    End Property
End Class

Class Mypropertyinfo

    Public Shared Function Main() As Integer
        Console.WriteLine(ControlChars.CrLf & "Reflection.PropertyInfo")

        ' Define two properties.
        Dim Mypropertya As New Mypropertya()
        Dim Mypropertyb As New Mypropertyb()

        ' Read and display the property.
        Console.Write(ControlChars.CrLf & "Mypropertya.Caption = " & _
           Mypropertya.Caption)
        Console.Write(ControlChars.CrLf & "Mypropertyb.Caption = " & _
           Mypropertyb.Caption)

        ' Write to the property.
        Mypropertya.Caption = "A- No Change"
        ' Mypropertyb.Caption cannot be written to because
        ' there is no set accessor.
        ' Read and display the property.
        Console.Write(ControlChars.CrLf & "Mypropertya.Caption = " & _
           Mypropertya.Caption)
        Console.Write(ControlChars.CrLf & "Mypropertyb.Caption = " & _
           Mypropertyb.Caption)

        ' Get the type and PropertyInfo.
        Dim MyTypea As Type = Type.GetType("Mypropertya")
        Dim Mypropertyinfoa As PropertyInfo = MyTypea.GetProperty("Caption")
        Dim MyTypeb As Type = Type.GetType("Mypropertyb")
        Dim Mypropertyinfob As PropertyInfo = MyTypeb.GetProperty("Caption")

        ' Get and display the CanWrite property.
        Console.Write(ControlChars.CrLf & "CanWrite a - " & _
           Mypropertyinfoa.CanWrite)

        Console.Write(ControlChars.CrLf & "CanWrite b - " & _
           Mypropertyinfob.CanWrite)

        Return 0
    End Function
End Class

Remarks

CanWrite returns true if the property has a set accessor, even if the accessor is private, internal (or Friend in Visual Basic), or protected. If the property does not have a set accessor, the method returns false.

To get the value of the CanWrite property:

  1. Get the Type object of the type that includes the property.

  2. Call the Type.GetProperty to get the PropertyInfo object that represents the property.

  3. Retrieve the value of the CanWrite property.

Applies to