Closely related to properties are indexers. Both classes and structs can contain just one indexer, which is best described as a parameterized property that can be invoked by using an indexing expression. The stereotypical example of an indexer is on a vector object or a dictionary collection. Let’s first show how the latter is used on the generic
Dictionary type defined in
System.Collections.Generic and then move on to defining our own
Vector type with an indexer:
var phoneBook = new Dictionary<string, int>();phoneBook["Bart"] = 51662;phoneBook["John"] = 96207;Console.WriteLine("Bart's phone number is: " + phoneBook["Bart"]);
The second and third lines add entries to the dictionary by passing the intended ...