Are Private Members Inherited?

added by KodefuGuru
8/10/2010 8:13:34 AM


On one level, it would appear that classes don’t inherit private members. Public and protected members are accessible by the subclass, but those pesky privates seemingly can’t be accessed. Of course, they’re there, otherwise calls to the exposed methods would not work. Then, there’s always reflection to access them. But I’m not really concerned about reflection or lower-level activities such as memory access; I’m more interested in the higher level concept of inheritance. Is the private member passed on to the subclass?