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In Visual Studio, how can we generate getters and setters?


By “generate,” I mean the automatic production of the code required for a specific (set of) variables (s).

However, any more clarification or commentary on best practices would be appreciated.

Asked by Paul

Solution #1

You can also type prop and then hit Tab twice instead of using Ctrl + K, X.

Answered by Orion Edwards

Solution #2

A feature in Visual Studio allows you to create a Property from a private variable.

If you right-click on a variable, choose “Refactor” from the context menu that appears, and choose Encapsulate Field…. This will give a variable a getter/setter property.

I’m not a big fan of this technique because it’s a little awkward to use if you have a lot of getters/setters to create, and it puts the property directly below the private field, which irritates me because I usually group all of my private fields together, and this Visual Studio feature breaks my class’ formatting.

Answered by Dan Herbert

Solution #3

Visual Studio 2013 Professional is what I use.

You can also use the cursor to choose a property. Use the menu Edit Refactor Encapsulate Field… to encapsulate a field.

Answered by James Graham

Solution #4

Do you mean auto-generate when you say generate? If it isn’t the case, consider the following:

The simplest implementation is in Visual Studio 2008:

public PropertyType PropertyName { get; set; }

This generates an assumed instance variable in the background where your property is saved and retrieved.

If you want to add more logic to your Properties, you’ll need to create an instance variable for it:

private PropertyType _property;

public PropertyType PropertyName
        //logic here 
        return _property;
        //logic here
        _property = value;

This longhand approach was also employed in previous versions of Visual Studio.

Answered by Jon Limjap

Solution #5

Alternatively, you can use “propfull” and TAB twice.

The variable and property will be created with get and set.

Answered by Chirag Khatsuriya

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