Inconsistent accessibility: parameter type ‘IReportRequest’ is less accessible than method ‘MyService.PrintReport(IReportRequest)’

This short blog shows you one of the possibilities to resolve the error “Inconsistent accessibility: parameter type  ,,,”

It is pretty hard to understand this error from the forums without example. Look at the example below.

interface IReportRequest

{

    void SampleMethod();

}

 

public class UserReportRequest : IReportRequest

{

    // Explicit interface member implementation:

    void IReportRequest.SampleMethod()

    {

        // Method implementation.

    }

}

 

public class PdfPrinterRequest : IReportRequest

{

    // Explicit interface member implementation:

    void IReportRequest.SampleMethod()

    {

        // Method implementation.

    }

}

 

public class MyService

{

    public void PrintReport(IReportRequest iReeport)

    {

    }

}

You will get the error below when you Build this code.

CS0051 Inconsistent accessibility: parameter type ‘IReportRequest’ is less accessible than method ‘MyService.PrintReport(IReportRequest)’

This mean your parent needs to be Public as well. So to resolve this change

interface IReportRequest

to

public interface IReportRequest

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Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress (http://www.pcworld.com/article/206455/Microsoft_Live_Spaces_Moves_to_WordPress_An_FAQ.html) till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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