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QuestionDiff. between properties and fields? Pin
Brian Olej26-Oct-02 9:46
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Jon Rista26-Oct-02 13:50
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Yeah, its best to use properties rather than public fields. A property acts as an encapsulation around and a buffer between a classes private fields and the function accessing them.

Where with a public field all you can do is get and set:

class Test
{
public int ABool = 0;
}

Test t = new Test();
t.ABool = 1;


A property allows you to do many things before the field itself is set. A property also allows you to restrict the access to a field, allowing only getting or setting, if that is what your class requires:

class Test
{
private int aBool = 0;

public int ABool
{
set
{
// restrict the value of aBool to positive and zero
if (value >= 0)
{
aBool = value;
}
}
get
{
return aBool;
}
}
}

Test t = new Test();
t.ABool = -1;
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