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The C# programmer has control over the code that is executed in response to the event. However, the C# programmer has no control over the fact that a Button object will respond to such an event. The fact that a Button will respond to certain event types is an inherent part of the type specification for the Button class and can only be modified by modifying the source code for the Button class.


If abstraction is the design or specification of a new type, then encapsulation is its definition and implementation.

A programmer defines the data representation and the behavior of an abstract data type into a class, thereby defining its implementation and its interface.That data representation and behavior is then encapsulated in objects that are instantiated from the class.

Expose the interface and hide the implementation

According to good object-oriented programming practice, an encapsulated design usually exposes the interface and hides the implementation. This isaccomplished in different ways with different languages.

Just as most of us don't usually need to care about how the steering mechanism of a car is implemented, a user of a class should not need to careabout the details of implementation for that class.

The user of the class (the using programmer) should only need to care that it works as advertised. Of course this assumes that the user of the class hasaccess to good documentation describing the interface and the behavior of objects instantiated from the class.

Should be able to change the implementation later

For a properly designed class, the class designer should be able to come back later and change the implementation, perhaps changing the type of data structureused to store data in the object, and the using programs should not be affected by the change.

Class member access control

Object-oriented programming languages usually provide the ability to control access to the members of a class. For example, C#, C++ and Java all use thekeywords public , private , and protected to control access to the individual members of a class. In addition, Java adds a fourth level of access control, which is called package-private . C# adds two levels of access control that are not included in Java or C++ (see the next section).

Five levels of access control

According to the C# specifications , "Each member of a class has an associated accessibility, which controlsthe regions of program text that are able to access the member." There are fivelevels of access control in C#:

  • public - Access not limited
  • protected - Access limited to this class or classes derived from this class
  • internal - Access limited to this program
  • protected internal - Access limited to this program or classes derived from this class
  • private - Access limited to this class

A different interpretation

Another online source provides a different interpretation for two of the access levels:

  • The internal modifier declares that a member is known throughout all files in an assembly, but unknown outside that assembly.
  • The protected internal access level can be given only to class members.
  • A member declared with protected internal access is accessible within its own assembly or to derived types.

Questions & Answers

what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
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Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
yes that's correct
I think
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
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