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Monday, September 11, 2006

.NET Access keywords

Access keywords define the access to class members from the same class and from other classes. The most common access keywords are:

  • Public: Allows access to the class member from any other class.

  • Private: Allows access to the class member only in the same class.

  • Protected: Allows access to the class member only within the same class and from inherited classes.

  • Internal: Allows access to the class member only in the same assembly.

  • Protected internal: Allows access to the class member only within the same class, from inherited classes, and other classes in the same assembly.

  • Static: Indicates that the member can be called without first instantiating the class.

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