value KeywordUse the value keyword to receive an argument in a set property.
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Value. This is a keyword. It is used in properties. In properties in C#, we enjoy a clear and easy-to-read syntax form—and "value" is a part of this.
With parameters in a property, we can use the special keyword "value." This way we do not need to specify the type. The type is determined by the enclosing property type.
An example. In this program, each property has a set accessor that uses the value parameter. We see 2 properties, PropertyInt and PropertyString.
PropertyInt In the first property's set access or, the value parameter is written to the console.
Int, uint
PropertyString Here the value is a string. It is checked for a valid state. The program writes the values.
Tip You can assign the "value" parameter to a new value. We can change a "value" of null to an empty string literal.
Empty String
using System; class Program { int PropertyInt { get { return 1; } set { Console.WriteLine(value); } } string _backing; string PropertyString { get { return this._backing; } set { if (value == null) { throw new ArgumentNullException("value"); } this._backing = value; } } static void Main() { Program program = new Program(); // Use PropertyInt. program.PropertyInt = 5; Console.WriteLine(program.PropertyInt); // Use PropertyString. program.PropertyString = "test"; Console.WriteLine(program.PropertyString); } }
5 1 test
A discussion. The C# specification refers to "value" in its description of Accessors in Properties. On page 481, it states "The implicit parameter of a set accessor" is always value.
Also It might help with understanding how the C# language works to investigate how "value" is implemented here.
Properties These are actually compiled into methods such as Set_PropertyInt and Get_PropertyInt.
Then The set method has a regular formal parameter list. The formal parameter has the identifier "value."
A summary. We examined the value parameter in properties and referenced the language specification. We then discovered the underlying implementation of the value parameter in properties.
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