Bug 11455 - Please generate outlets as protected instead of private
Summary: Please generate outlets as protected instead of private
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 1449
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: iOS add-in ()
Version: 4.0.3
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: --- enhancement
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeffrey Stedfast
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-03-27 21:32 UTC by Bryan Moulton
Modified: 2013-03-28 00:22 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
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Description Bryan Moulton 2013-03-27 21:32:07 UTC
In reference to case #29889

Outlets generated in designer.cs files have private access. Any classes that inherit from this view will not be able to access any of the outlets, and will throw an exception in Objective-C. Please generate outlets with protected access so that subclasses can make use of them.
Comment 1 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2013-03-28 00:22:43 UTC
The fact that they're properties is an implementation detail of the outlet mechanism. Think of them as private fields. You can easily expose them via public/protected properties.

The fact they cannot be accessed from obj-c is a bug in the bridge (obj-c does not have a concept of accessibility, everything exposed to obj-c should be accessible from obj-c). It's bug 1449.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1449 ***