Argument lists for property get/set

Posted on 2003-02-24
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Last Modified: 2012-08-13
How do you have parameterised property gets and sets in c#? in vb6 and vb.net you can have an argument list in the declaration, but in c# it seems that the argument list (or lack of it) is what distinguishes a method from a property.

public int Answer
get { return x;}

is fine but :

public int Answer(int index)
 get {return arrayofresults[index];}

doesn't work.



Question by:ReAdm
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merith earned 150 total points
ID: 8009767
You are right, this is a major difference between the two, however if you make the class indexable you might be able to get what you are after.

Author Comment

ID: 8010153
Yes, but you can only have one indexer per class, and with some collection classes it's nice to expose several properties by index, without exposing any arrays or collections. But I Guess I just can't do it, I'll have to write seperate 'getproperty' and 'setproperty' methods. Grrr. Seems really odd that vb.net allows such things and c# doesn't.

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ID: 8011522
Okay, having done some thinking I tried creating a vb.net project with a class that has a parameterised get/set to see what c# would make of it when referencing it. c# turns it into a get_Property and set_Property method! I guess its frigged in vb.net to keep old vb'ers happy, and c++ programmers should know better than to mix collections and content. Hey ho.

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