Class View and Object Browser Icons
Class View and the Object Browser display icons that represent code entities, for example, namespaces, classes, functions, and variables. The following table illustrates and describes the icons.
Method or Function
Field or Variable
Unknown or Error
The following signal icons apply to all the previous icons and indicate their accessibility.
If your project is included in a source control database, additional signal icons may be displayed to indicate source-control status, such as checked in or checked out.
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Public. Accessible from anywhere in this component and from any component that references it.
Protected. Accessible from the containing class or type, or those derived from the containing class or type.
Private. Accessible only in the containing class or type.
Internal. Accessible only from this component.
Friend. Accessible only from the project.
Shortcut. A shortcut to the object.