#1,206 – C# 6.0 – Auto-Property Initializers

C# 3.0 introduced auto-implemented properties.

Older syntax:

private string name = "default";
public string Name
{
    get { return name; }
    set { name = value; }
}

Improved syntax, using auto-implemented properties:

public string Name { get; set; }

The new syntax provided no mechanism for specifying a default property value. To specify a default value, you either needed to go back to using an explicit backing variable or to set the default value from within a constructor.

C# 6.0 supports specifying default values for auto-implemented properties, as shown below.

        public string Name { get; set; } = "default";
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Software developer in the Twin Cities area, passionate about .NET technologies. Equally passionate about my own personal projects related to family history and preservation of family stories and photos.

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