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Chapter 5. Essential Language Features > Essential C# Features

5.1. Essential C# Features

We are going to start by looking at some C# language features that you'll need to understand in order to fully follow the examples presented in the rest of the book. You don't need to re-create the examples in this part of the chapter to be able to follow along, but if you do want to, use the Visual Studio Console Application project template; this allows you to use the System.Console class to write output to a command window.

5.1.1. Using Automatically Implemented Properties

The C# property feature lets you expose a piece of data from a class in a way that decouples the data from how it is set and retrieved. Listing 5-1 contains a simple example in a class called Product.


  

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