C# Examples


Get Property Names using Reflection [C#]

To get names of properties for a specific type use method Type.GetProper­ties. Method returns array of PropertyInfo objects and the property names are available through PropertyInfo.Name property. If you want to get only subset of all properties (e.g. only public static ones) use BindingFlags when calling GetProperties method. You have to specify at least two flags, one from Public/NonPublic and one of Instance/Static flags. If you use GetProperties without a BindingFlags parameter, default flags are Public + NonPublic + Instance.

Following example shows how to get public static properties.

using System.Reflection;  // reflection namespace

// get all public static properties of MyClass type
PropertyInfo[] propertyInfos;
propertyInfos = typeof(MyClass).GetProperties(BindingFlags.Public |
// sort properties by name
        delegate(PropertyInfo propertyInfo1, PropertyInfo propertyInfo2)
        { return propertyInfo1.Name.CompareTo(propertyInfo2.Name); });

// write property names
foreach (PropertyInfo propertyInfo in propertyInfos)

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By Jan Slama, 2007