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Compiler Error CS0050

Inconsistent accessibility: return type 'type' is less accessible than method 'method'

The return type and each of the types referenced in the formal parameter list of a method must be at least as accessible as the method itself (see 3.5.4 Accessibility constraints).

The following sample generates CS0050:

// CS0050.cs
class MyClass
// try the following line instead
// public class MyClass
{
}

public class MyClass2
{
   public static MyClass MyMethod() // CS0050
   {
      return new MyClass();
   }

   public static void Main()
   {
   }
}
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