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public class Person { //Id property can be read by other classes, but only set by the Person class public int Id {get; private set;} //Name property can be retrieved or assigned public string Name {get; set;} private DateTime dob; //Date of Birth property is st...
Getters are used to expose values from classes. string name; public string Name { get { return this.name; } }
Setters are used to assign values to properties. string name; public string Name { set { this.name = value; } }
class Program { public static void Main(string[] args) { Person aPerson = new Person("Ann Xena Sample", new DateTime(1984, 10, 22)); //example of accessing properties (Id, Name & DOB) Console.WriteLine("Id is: \t{0}\nName is:\t'{1}'.\nDOB is...
Setting a default value can be done by using Initializers (C#6) public class Name { public string First { get; set; } = "James"; public string Last { get; set; } = "Smith"; } If it is read only you can return values like this: public class Name { pu...
Auto-implemented properties were introduced in C# 3. An auto-implemented property is declared with an empty getter and setter (accessors): public bool IsValid { get; set; } When an auto-implemented property is written in your code, the compiler creates a private anonymous field that can only be...
Declaration A common misunderstanding, especially beginners, have is read-only property is the one marked with readonly keyword. That's not correct and in fact following is a compile time error: public readonly string SomeProp { get; set; } A property is read-only when it only has a getter. pu...

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