Can Public be declared more than once.

Posted on 2009-07-03
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
Dear Experts,

I have some code on EE that i have put in the code-secion.
you see that the word Public has been declared twice.
Can this be done?, or is it an error and it has to be Published!

Peter Kiers


  TItem = class(TObject)


    fStatus: byte;

    fParentID: integer;

    fNodeText: string;

    fID: integer;

    fData: string;

    fSaver: TAdoQuery;

    fChanged: Boolean;

    fSaveImmediate: boolean;

    fIsNew: Boolean;

    fImageIndex: integer;

    procedure SetData(const Value: string);

    procedure SetNodeText(const Value: string);

    procedure SetParentID(const Value: integer);

    procedure SetStatus(const Value: byte);

    procedure SetImageIndex(const Value: integer);


    procedure Changed; dynamic;


    constructor Create(aSaver: TAdoQuery; AId, AParentID: integer; AStatus: byte);

    constructor LoadFromDataset(aSaver: TAdoQuery);

    procedure Save;

    procedure Delete;

    procedure BeginUpdate;

    procedure EndUpdate;


    property ID: integer read fID write fID;

    property ParentID: integer read fParentID write SetParentID;

    property ImageIndex: integer read fImageIndex write SetImageIndex;

    property Status: byte read FStatus write SetStatus;

    property Data: string read fData write SetData;

    property NodeText: string read fNodeText write SetNodeText;


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Question by:peterkiers
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dougaug earned 500 total points
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I've compiled the class above and didn't get any errors. I didn't understand why public has been declared twice?

There is no problem to declare methods and properties under the same public section.


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Expert Comment

by:Geert Gruwez
ID: 24823199
i changed published to public

you can declare private, protected, public, published as many times as you like

this is usually done when in test or draft stage
afterwards the sections are combined when doing code cleanup

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