In C# we can find three different kinds of types, Value, Reference, Pointer types. In this article, we are going to focus on Reference & Value types.

So What are Reference & Value types?

The Main Difference

The main difference between value & reference types is by their assignment.

int a = 5;
int b = a;
b++;

In the example above, we assign to the variable “b” the value of the variable “a”, and after that, we increase the value of b.

What is the value of b and what would be the value of a? Well, as you probably knew that…


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In C#, we can find some useful OOP tools to make our code better.

In this article, you will find some intermediate tools that you can use in your program.

NOTE — The operations (operator overloading, indexers) would work for structs as well. However, the examples would use classes.

Indexers

If you have ever used List<T> or Dictionary<T> and you were curious about how can an instance of a class can have indices just like an array, then the answer for this is indexers.

In the example below, we can see how to create an indexer.

T — Stands for the value we return from the index.

[int index] — The index the user gave…


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Any programming language has its tricks and purposes.

Understanding the tricks behind any programming language can make your code to be shorter and more efficient.

Expression-bodied members in Classes

In C# OOP we can find some useful tools that can save us a lot of time and place while writing code.

public class SampleClass
{
public int x { get; set; }
public int y { get; set; }
public int z => x + y; //automaticlly holds the sum
}

In the following example, we can see two basic declarations of variables.

The declaration of the x & y variable means that we can get & set their values from anywhere.

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