Implicit Interface Implementation in .NET

August 22, 2011 - 1 minute read -

I’ve just been reading Brad Wilson’s latest blog post, Interface Attributes != Class Attributes, and hit upon this interesting nugget regarding the implicit implementation of interfaces in .NET:

Implicit implementation (as seen above) is when a class implements the method/property in question as a public method or property on the class. It’s important to note that this method/property is NOT the same thing as the interface method/property; it merely has the same signature, and thus can be used to implicitly create the implementation of the interface. In reflection terms, the two are distinct and different.

Hum. I did not know that.