What .NET Developers Must Know about C++ Classes: Listing 1

An assignment between two C# objects.

using System;

namespace CSharpClassAssignment {
  public class MyClass {
    private int myField;

    public int MyField {
      get { return myField; }
      set { myField = value; }
    }

    public MyClass(int fieldInitValue) {
      myField = fieldInitValue;
    }
  }

  class CSharpClassAssignment {
    static void Main(string[] args) {
      MyClass my1 = new MyClass(5), my2 = my1;
      // Both my1 and my2 refer to a same instance
      my2.MyField = 3;

      // Both print "3"
      Console.WriteLine("my1.MyField = {0}, my2.MyField = {1}", my1.MyField, my2.MyField);
    }
  }
}

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