How Indexers Are Implemented
Even though the CLR has the notion of indexed properties, which are properties that accept parameters, C# doesn’t fully expose this feature. Only in COM interop scenarios (the subject of Chapter 22) and starting from C# 4.0, indexed properties can be consumed in limited scenarios. One key problem with generalized use of indexed properties is the multiple meanings the following piece of code could have:
Does this mean we can obtain an object called numbers that we subsequently are indexing into, or does it mean that there’s an indexed property called
Numbers that does accept a string as its parameter?
Indexers as they’re known in C# are a special indexed property of which only a single one ...