syntax for enum?

Hi

I have a field

private displaytext _eDisplayText;

an enum

private enum displaytext { text, description };

and property

public displaytext DisplayText
        {
            get { return _eDisplayText; }
            set { _eDisplayText = value; }
        }

but it underlines DisplayText in the property and says

Error      16      Inconsistent accessibility: property type 'DefaultControlsPlugin.Controls.ElementLabelControl.displaytext' is less accessible than property 'DefaultControlsPlugin.Controls.ElementLabelControl.DisplayText'      

Any ideas?
Thanks
Paul
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andrewjbCommented:
You've defined your enum to be private, but are providing a public property to get/set it...

Just change to

public enum displayText {..};
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paulwhelanAuthor Commented:
Great thanks

Now I had a bool value in there before and I used to do

if (oElementLabelControl.DisplayText == false)
                   
How will I change that for enum?

Thanks
Paul


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andrewjbCommented:
if (oElementLabelControl.DisplayText == displaytext.description )

Or, if your displaytext enum is defined within some class, like:

class MyClass
{
  public enum displaytext {..}
}

then it'd be

....== MyClass.displaytext.description )

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