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How to: Consume a C# Indexer 

Visual C++ does not contain indexers; it has indexed properties. To consume a C# indexer, access the indexer as if it were an indexed property.

For more information about indexers, see:

Example

The following C# program defines an indexer.

// consume_cs_indexers.cs
// compile with: /target:library
using System;
public class IndexerClass {
   private int [] myArray = new int[100]; 
   public int this [int index] {   // Indexer declaration
      get {
         // Check the index limits.
         if (index < 0 || index >= 100)
            return 0;
         else
            return myArray[index];
      }
      set {
         if (!(index < 0 || index >= 100))
            myArray[index] = value;
      }
   }
}
/*
// code to consume the indexer
public class MainClass {
   public static void Main() {
      IndexerClass b = new IndexerClass();

      // Call indexer to initialize elements 3 and 5
      b[3] = 256;
      b[5] = 1024;
      for (int i = 0 ; i <= 10 ; i++) 
         Console.WriteLine("Element #{0} = {1}", i, b[i]);
   }
}
*/

This Visual C++ program consumes the indexer.

// consume_cs_indexers_2.cpp
// compile with: /clr
#using "consume_cs_indexers.dll"
using namespace System;

int main() {
   IndexerClass ^ ic = gcnew IndexerClass;
   ic->default[0] = 21;
   for (int i = 0 ; i <= 10 ; i++)
      Console::WriteLine("Element #{0} = {1}", i, ic->default[i]);
}

Output

Element #0 = 21
Element #1 = 0
Element #2 = 0
Element #3 = 0
Element #4 = 0
Element #5 = 0
Element #6 = 0
Element #7 = 0
Element #8 = 0
Element #9 = 0
Element #10 = 0

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