steve steve - 3 months ago 9
C# Question

What is the { get; set; } syntax in C#?

I am learning ASP.NET MVC, and I can read English documents, but I don't really understand what is happening with this code:

public class Genre
{
public string Name { get; set; }
}


What does this mean:
({ get; set; })
?

Answer

It's a so-called auto property, and is essentially a shorthand for the following (similar code will be generated by the compiler):

private string name;
public string Name
{
    get
    {
        return this.name;
    }
    set
    {
        this.name = value;
    }
}
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