Read-only Wrapper for a Collection [C#]

This example shows how to easily create a read-only wrapper for a collection. This is useful if you have a private collection (with full access) and you need to show it as a read-only collection for the public.

In the example bellow, there is a class with private collection List<int> _items and public property IList<int> Items which is the readonly wrapper to the private collection.

public class MyClass
    private List<int> _items = new List<int>();

    public IList<int> Items
        get { return _items.AsReadOnly(); }

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