Chapter 8. Properties, Indexers, and Operators
Properties are class members that allow you to expose a characteristic of an object. Indexers are members that allow you to treat a class as though it were an array, using the same index syntax (
) that is described in Chapter 13.
Properties and indexers both allow you to control access to the fields in your class and give you more control than exposing a field directly. As you'll see when we get into the detail, properties and indexers are very flexible; in fact, they are so rich that they can sometimes blur the distinction between fields and methods.
Custom operators allow you to implement custom operations using standard notation such as
++ and allow you to control the implicit and explicit ...