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Visual studio: Creating a class library project


Visual Studio 2010

Steps:

1. Start a new project, choose class library.

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2. The class libary project name is used for the namespace name.

3. Add class: Right click on class library project > Add > New Item... > Visual C# Items > Code > Class

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4. Note: if you add a class in a folder, Namespace will be [Namespace].[folder].  Just delete the folder name in the namespace if you want to simplify class library namespace name.

5. To use a class library within a project, add the class libary reference to the project.

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6. To access properties/methods of a class library, make sure the access modifier is 'public' for the class

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Note: You can check that your project is a class library in properties:

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Created on: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 by Andrew Sin