Basic Classes and Objects
Automatic Properties

It might have felt tedious to write the same getter and setter for the Name and Trees properties. C# has a solution for that! The basic getter and setter pattern is so common that there is a short-hand called an automatic property. As a reminder, here’s the basic pattern for an imaginary size property:

public string size; public string Size { get { return size; } set { size = value; } }

This pattern can be written as an automatic property:

public string Size { get; set; }

In this form, you don’t have to write out the get() and set() methods, and you don’t have to define a size field at all! A hidden field is defined in the background for us. All we have to worry about is the Size property.



Replace the current name field and Name property with an automatic Name property.


Replace the current trees field and Trees property with an automatic Trees property.

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