[Mono-dev] inherited event

David Mitchell dmitchell at logos.com
Wed Feb 25 14:14:23 EST 2009

        The reason that you cannot called inherited events is because the
syntax you use for OnBar is really syntactic sugar for something like this:

protected event OnBar
  add { _onBar = Delegate.Combine(_onBar, value); }
  remove { _onBar = Delegate.Remove(_onBar, value); }

private EventHandler _onBar;

Once you expand this, it¹s easy to see that you can¹t call _onBar in child
classes because it¹s private. In most cases, this really does make sense,
but if you want different behavior, you can either explicitly define OnBar
in this way and make _onBar protected (or whatever), or you can provide a
protected method (RaiseBar?) that raises the event if OnBar is not null.

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