Although it’s common knowledge that Clarion class methods have an implicit (SELF) object as the first parameter, it hadn’t occurred to me to try something like the attached program before. Look in the constructor in PrivateClass.clw. If you want really private methods, this seems like it could be a good way to keep them from being exposed.
SuperPrivateTest.zip (2.3 KB)
A downside is that code completion doesn’t work with “methods” declared this way.
I’m on my phone can you please
Paste the actual code here vs attaching a zip
My guess is you wrote an extension method
PrivateMethod(MyPrivateClass pMP,LONG pIn,LONG pOut),LONG
SELF.Result = SELF.PrivateMethod(12,40) !Notice that the SELF works here.
PrivateMethod Procedure(MyPrivateClass pMP,LONG pIn,LONG pOut)!,LONG
Return pIn ^ pOUt
Yes that’s a what I meant by an extension method
Thanks Mark. I guess there’s a name for everything!
Extension methods are a formalized thing in…net