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Comparison Between Properties and Indexers
Visual Studio .NET 2003
Indexers are similar to properties. Except for the differences shown in the following table, all of the rules defined for property accessors apply to indexer accessors as well.
|Identified by its name.||Identified by its signature.|
|Accessed through a simple name or a member access.||Accessed through an element access.|
|Can be a static or an instance member.||Must be an instance member.|
|A get accessor of a property has no parameters.||A get accessor of an indexer has the same formal parameter list as the indexer.|
|A set accessor of a property contains the implicit value parameter.||A set accessor of an indexer has the same formal parameter list as the indexer, in addition to the value parameter.|