#315 – Accessibility of Static Methods and Properties

Like instance methods and properties, you can define the accessibility of static methods and properties using access modifiers.  As with instance members, access modifiers on static members indicates what code has access to the member.

  • public – All code has access
  • private – Only code in the defining class has access
  • protected – Code in the defining class or derived classes has access
  • internal – All code in the defining assembly has access
  • protected internal – Code in the defining assembly or in derived classes has access
        // All code has access
        public static Dog MakeNewDog()
        {
        }

        // Only this class has access
        private static void InitSomeStaticData()
        {
        }

        // Subclass has access
        protected static void InitOtherStuff()
        {
        }

        // Code in same assembly has access
        internal static void RunSomeCalcs()
        {
        }

        // Code in same assembly or subclass has access
        protected internal static void DoOtherStuff()
        {
        }
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