Type.IsNotPublic Type.IsNotPublic Type.IsNotPublic Type.IsNotPublic Property

Definition

Gets a value indicating whether the Type is not declared public.

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

Property Value

true if the Type is not declared public and is not a nested type; otherwise, false.

Implements

Examples

This example uses the IsNotPublic property to get the visibility of the type.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Reflection;

int main()
{
   //Get the Type and MemberInfo.
   Type^ t = Type::GetType("System.IO.File");
   array<MemberInfo^>^ members = t->GetMembers();
   
   //Get and display the DeclaringType method.
   Console::WriteLine("There are {0} members in {1}.",
                      members->Length, t->FullName );
   Console::WriteLine("Is {0} non-public? {1}",
                      t->FullName, t->IsNotPublic );
}
// The example displays the following output:
//       There are 60 members in System.IO.File.
//       Is System.IO.File non-public? False
using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Reflection;

class Example
{ 
    public static void Main()
    { 
        // Get the Type and MemberInfo.
        Type t = Type.GetType("System.IO.File");
        MemberInfo[] members = t.GetMembers();
        // Get and display the DeclaringType method.
        Console.WriteLine("\nThere are {0} members in {1}.",
                          members.Length, t.FullName);
        Console.WriteLine("Is {0} non-public? {1}",
                          t.FullName, t.IsNotPublic);
    }
}
// The example displays output like the following:
//       There are 60 members in System.IO.File.
//       Is System.IO.File non-public? False
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Reflection

Module Example
    Public Sub Main()
        'Get the Type and MemberInfo.
        Dim t As Type = Type.GetType("System.IO.File")
        Dim members As MemberInfo() = t.GetMembers()
        'Get and display the DeclaringType method.
        Console.WriteLine("There are {0} members in {1}.",
                          members.Length, t.FullName)
        Console.WriteLine("Is {0} non-public? {1}",
                          t.FullName, t.IsNotPublic)
    End Sub
End Module
' The example displays output like the following:
'       There are 60 members in System.IO.File.
'       Is System.IO.File non-public? False

The following code example demonstrates why you cannot use IsPublic and IsNotPublic for nested classes.

public ref class A
{
public:
   ref class B{};


private:
   ref class C{};


};

public class A 
{
    public class B { }
    private class C { }
}
Public Class A
    Public Class B
    End Class
    Private Class C
    End Class
End Class

For nested classes, ignore the results of IsPublic and IsNotPublic and pay attention only to the results of IsNestedPublic and IsNestedPrivate. The reflection output for this code fragment would be as follows:

Class IsNotPublic IsPublic IsNestedPublic IsNestedPrivate
A FALSE TRUE FALSE FALSE
B FALSE FALSE TRUE FALSE
C FALSE FALSE FALSE TRUE

Remarks

Do not use this property with nested types; use the IsNestedPublic property instead.

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

Applies to

See also