get (C# Reference)


The get keyword defines an accessor method in a property or indexer that retrieves the value of the property or the indexer element. For more information, see Properties (C# Programming Guide), Auto-Implemented Properties (C# Programming Guide) and Indexers (C# Programming Guide).

This is an example of a get accessor in a property named Seconds:

class TimePeriod
    private double _seconds;
    public double Seconds
        get { return _seconds; }
        set { _seconds = value; }


This is an example of a get accessor in an auto-implemented property:

// Must be defined inside a class called Fahrenheit:
public static explicit operator Celsius(Fahrenheit fahr)
    return new Celsius((5.0f / 9.0f) * (fahr.degrees - 32));

For more information, see the C# Language Specification. The language specification is the definitive source for C# syntax and usage.

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