Core API See also access control for usage. Defines a method to be protected - can only be executed from within the class (any instance) and any subclass (of any instance) #uses a method format # from within the class def mpm(num) do something end protected :mpm # must be after def self.mpm(1) # can be anywhere in class
A Java keyword used in a method or variable declaration. It signifies that the method or variable can only be accessed by elements residing in its class, subclasses, or classes in the same package.
Throughout ArticSoft products, the term protected is used to mean that information cannot be accessed (used) if it has been protected, unless the user has the necessary authority. Protection is applied using cryptography. When information is protected it is encrypted. The cryptographic key needed to remove that protection is made available to authorized users. Once it is in their keystore, they will be able to access (view) that protected information. See also cryptography.
One of the four access modifiers in Java. If an element or method is denoted as protected, it is accessible from any class within the same package as the class that defined it. It is also accessible to any subclasses of the defining class.
Pertaining to a class member that is only accessible to member functions and friends of that class, or to member functions and friends of classes derived from that class. Contrast with private, public.
By declaring that a member of a class is protected, you indicate that subclasses are allowed to access the member, though other nondescendant classes are not. Protected members are preceded by a "#" in the class diagram.
The protected keyword is a visibility modifier that can be applied to method and field variables of classes. A protected field is visible only within its class, within subclasses, or within the package of which its class is a part. Note that subclasses in different packages can access only protected fields within themselves or within other objects that are subclasses; they cannot access protected fields within instances of the superclass.
The system configuration of a radio in which two sets, or redundant groups, of components and assemblies are arranged in tandem, with one group in back-up mode in case a failure occurs with the in-service system.
Goods are protected under the Consumer Credit Act 1974 if acquired under a hire purchase agreement or a conditional sale agreement and one third of the price has been paid. In such circumstances, a court order is necessary in order to recover possession of the goods. Recovery without a court order will release the customer from all liability under the agreement and entitle him to repayment of sums paid.
Term used to describe a piece of leather that has been treated with chemicals to protect it from water stains and other possible damage to the surface. This leather is easier to clean and maintain â€¦ most leather distributors will sell you a chemical to apply to your leather if it is not already this type.