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What is the process for defining/creating a Class property within a Generic Class?

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answered 2021-04-30 18:00:00 +0000

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To define a class property within a generic class, follow these steps:

  1. Define the generic class: Begin by defining the generic class, specifying the type parameter where necessary.

  2. Declare the class property: Declare the class property as you would in a non-generic class, but use the type parameter in place of a specific data type. For example, if you want a property to hold an instance of the type parameter T, declare it as T PropertyName { get; set; }.

  3. Use the class property: You can now use the class property in any appropriate manner within the generic class.

Here's an example code snippet demonstrating these steps:

public class MyClass<T>
{
    public T MyProperty { get; set; }

    public void DoSomething()
    {
        // Use the class property as needed
        Console.WriteLine($"MyProperty is {MyProperty}");
    }
}

In this example, the generic class MyClass has a class property MyProperty of type T, which can be any valid data type passed as a type parameter when creating an instance of the class. The DoSomething method demonstrates one possible use of this class property.

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