Access Modifiers – Class level & member variable level

Posted: November 8, 2011 in Java
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For classes, there are only 2 access modifiers allowed – public & default

  • If a class is ‘public’, then it CAN be accessed from ANYWHERE.
  • If a class has ‘no modifer’, then it CAN ONLY be accessed from ‘same package’.

For member variables, there are 4 access modifiers allowed – public, private, protected and default

Access Modifiers


Same Class Same Package Subclass Other packages
public Y Y Y Y
protected Y Y Y N
no access modifier Y Y N N
private Y N N N

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