Ben L Ben L - 1 year ago 143
C# Question

What is the C# equivalent of friend?

Possible Duplicate:

Why does C# not provide the C++ style ‘friend’ keyword?

I'd like the private member variables of a class to be accessible to a Tester class without exposing them to other classes.

In C++ I'd just declare the Tester class as a friend, how do I do this in C#? Can someone give me an example?

Answer Source

There's no direct equivalent of "friend" - the closest that's available (and it isn't very close) is InternalsVisibleTo. I've only ever used this attribute for testing - where it's very handy!

Example: To be placed in AssemblyInfo.cs

[assembly: InternalsVisibleTo("OtherAssembly")]
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