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. For more information, see Access Modifiers (C# Programming Guide).


The following sample generates CS0050 because no accessiblity modifier is supplied for MyClass and its accessibility therefore defaults to private.

// CS0050.cs
class MyClass //accessibility defaults to private
// try the following line instead
// public class MyClass 

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

    public static void Main() { }