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CA1044 - Properties should not be write only


In general, there is little case for having a property that is write-only. Consumers of classes expect properties to be either read-only or read-write, but not write-only. This can result in careless errors when a consumer attempts to read the value of the property.


The easiest solution is to provide a Property Get declaration for your property so that the property becomes read-write. If you are unable to return the property (as might be the case for secure information such as passwords), consider changing your write-only property into a Sub declaration that is used to set the necessary value. This will reduce confusion about the use of the property.