Use auto-implemented property (IDE0032)

Property Value
Rule ID IDE0032
Title Use auto-implemented property
Category Style
Subcategory Language rules (expression-level preferences)
Applicable languages C# and Visual Basic
Introduced version Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7
Options dotnet_style_prefer_auto_properties

Overview

This style rule concerns the use of auto-implemented properties versus properties with private backing fields.

Options

Options specify the behavior that you want the rule to enforce. For information about configuring options, see Option format.

dotnet_style_prefer_auto_properties

Property Value Description
Option name dotnet_style_prefer_auto_properties
Option values true Prefer auto-implemented properties
false Prefer properties with private backing fields
Default option value true
// dotnet_style_prefer_auto_properties = true
public int Age { get; }

// dotnet_style_prefer_auto_properties = false
private int age;

public int Age
{
    get
    {
        return age;
    }
}
' dotnet_style_prefer_auto_properties = true
Public ReadOnly Property Age As Integer

' dotnet_style_prefer_auto_properties = false
Private _age As Integer

Public ReadOnly Property Age As Integer
    Get
        return _age
    End Get
End Property

Suppress a warning

If you want to suppress only a single violation, add preprocessor directives to your source file to disable and then re-enable the rule.

#pragma warning disable IDE0032
// The code that's violating the rule is on this line.
#pragma warning restore IDE0032

To disable the rule for a file, folder, or project, set its severity to none in the configuration file.

[*.{cs,vb}]
dotnet_diagnostic.IDE0032.severity = none

To disable all of the code-style rules, set the severity for the category Style to none in the configuration file.

[*.{cs,vb}]
dotnet_analyzer_diagnostic.category-Style.severity = none

For more information, see How to suppress code analysis warnings.

See also