ByteDev.Reflection 2.3.1

.NET Standard 2.0
dotnet add package ByteDev.Reflection --version 2.3.1
NuGet\Install-Package ByteDev.Reflection -Version 2.3.1
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="ByteDev.Reflection" Version="2.3.1" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add ByteDev.Reflection --version 2.3.1
#r "nuget: ByteDev.Reflection, 2.3.1"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install ByteDev.Reflection as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=ByteDev.Reflection&version=2.3.1

// Install ByteDev.Reflection as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=ByteDev.Reflection&version=2.3.1


Library of reflection related functionality and extension methods.


ByteDev.Reflection is hosted as a package on To install from the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio run:

Install-Package ByteDev.Reflection

Further details can be found on the nuget page.

Release Notes

Releases follow semantic versioning.

Full details of the release notes can be viewed on GitHub.



Represents an assembly's embedded resource.

// Retrieve an assembly's embedded resource and save it to disk

var assembly = Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly();
var embeddedFile = "EmbeddedResource1.txt";

AssemblyEmbeddedResource resource = AssemblyEmbeddedResource.CreateFromAssembly(assembly, embeddedFile);

resource.Save(Path.Combine(@"C:\Temp\", embeddedFile));


Initialize objects by calling their constructors using reflection.

// Initialize with no params

public class PrivateCtor
    private PrivateCtor()

// ...

var test = ObjectConstruction.ConstructNonPublic<PrivateCtor>();
// Initialize with params

public class InternalCtorWithParam
    public int Value { get; set; }

    internal InternalCtorWithParam(int value)
        Value = value;

// ...

var parameters = new Dictionary<Type, object>
    {typeof(int), 10}

var test = ObjectConstruction.ConstructNonPublic<InternalCtorWithParam>(parameters);

// test.Value == 10

Extension Methods

To use any extension methods simply reference the ByteDev.Reflection namespace.


  • GetAssemblyAttribute
  • GetFileVersion
  • GetManifestResourceName
  • GetSubClasses
  • GetVersion


  • InvokeMethod


  • GetAttribute
  • HasAttribute


  • GetPropertyValue<T>
  • GetPropertyValue
  • GetPropertiesAsDictionary
  • SetPropertyReadOnlyValue
  • SetPropertyValue


  • GetBaseTypes
  • GetConstants
  • GetConstantsValues
  • GetDefault
  • GetEnumProperties
  • GetPropertyOrThrow
  • GetPropertiesWithAttribute
  • GetPropertiesOfType
  • GetImplementedInterfaces
  • GetStaticPropertyOrThrow
  • GetStaticPropertyValue
  • HasAttribute
  • IsInNamespace
  • IsNullable
  • IsTestClass
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  • .NETStandard 2.0

    • No dependencies.

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2.3.1 2,890 6/16/2021
2.3.0 246 6/4/2021
2.2.0 3,260 9/25/2020
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1.1.0 387 5/27/2020
1.0.1 384 5/7/2020
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