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C# C# Objects Encapsulation with Properties Auto-Properties

I'm having a bit of confusion with variable declaration of type "class name"

Can someone give clarification on why he declared _location with type MapLocation? I somewhat understand why he's doing it, because he's trying to reference from the MapLocation class. But what is being referenced from it? I tried looking in the class, but could not find anything remotely close to what it is referencing?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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The "_location" variable is what is called a "backing store" or "backing variable". It's a private variable that holds a value that is normally accessed using a public property (in this case named "Location"). The variable and property are both declared as the same type and work together.

In this app, they are used to store the location on the map of each "Invader" instance.