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    CannotResolveSymbol said:
    dpratt71 said:
    I'm assuming you mean like this:

    class Foo { 
    public IEnumerable<Object> TheCollection { get; private set; }
    private List<Object> underlyingCollection;
    public Foo() {
    underlyingCollection = new List<Object>();
    TheCollection = (IEnumerable<Object>) underlyingCollection; 

    In this case, your collection isn't actually read-only.  A user of your library can cast TheCollection back to List<Object> and modify the contents of the list, which is bad in most situations (since you're directly accessing a private data member).
    I'm sorry, that's not what I meant (for the reason you stated). I meant only change the type of the public "TheCollection" property.