.net – How to loop through all the properties of a class

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I have a class.

Public Class Foo
    Private _Name As String
    Public Property Name() As String
        Get
            Return _Name
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As String)
            _Name = value
        End Set
    End Property

    Private _Age As String
    Public Property Age() As String
        Get
            Return _Age
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As String)
            _Age = value
        End Set
    End Property

    Private _ContactNumber As String
    Public Property ContactNumber() As String
        Get
            Return _ContactNumber
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As String)
            _ContactNumber = value
        End Set
    End Property


End Class

I want to loop through the properties of the above class.
eg;

Public Sub DisplayAll(ByVal Someobject As Foo)
    For Each _Property As something In Someobject.Properties
        Console.WriteLine(_Property.Name & "=" & _Property.value)
    Next
End Sub

Best Solution

Use Reflection:

Type type = obj.GetType();
PropertyInfo[] properties = type.GetProperties();

foreach (PropertyInfo property in properties)
{
    Console.WriteLine("Name: " + property.Name + ", Value: " + property.GetValue(obj, null));
}

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Edit: You can also specify a BindingFlags value to type.GetProperties():

BindingFlags flags = BindingFlags.Public | BindingFlags.Instance;
PropertyInfo[] properties = type.GetProperties(flags);

That will restrict the returned properties to public instance properties (excluding static properties, protected properties, etc).

You don't need to specify BindingFlags.GetProperty, you use that when calling type.InvokeMember() to get the value of a property.