Properties Sample

This sample shows how properties are an integral part of the C# programming language. It demonstrates how properties are declared and used. For more information, see Properties.

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To build and run the Properties samples within Visual Studio

  1. In Solution Explorer, right-click the Person project and then click Set as StartUp Project.

  2. On the Debug menu, click Start Without Debugging.

  3. Repeat the previous steps for shapetest.

To build and run the Properties samples from a command prompt

  1. Use the Change Directory command to change to the person directory.

  2. Type the following:

    csc person.cs
  3. Use the Change Directory command to change to the shapetest directory.

  4. Type the following:

    csc abstractshape.cs shapes.cs shapetest.cs

See Also


How to: Declare and Use Read/Write Properties (C# Programming Guide)

How to: Define Abstract Properties (C# Programming Guide)


Visual C# Samples

C# Programming Guide


Comparison Between Properties and Indexers (C# Programming Guide)