Access Modifier

Access Level

private

The type or member can only be accessed by code in the same class.

protected

The type or member can only be accessed by code in the same class or in a derived class.

internal

The type or member can be accessed by any code in the same assembly, but not from another assembly.

protected internal

The type or member can be accessed by any code in the same assembly, or by any derived class in another assembly.

public

The type or member can be accessed by any other code in the same assembly or another assembly that references it.