C# - Terminology - Field vs. member

The dictionary defines a member as 'a constituent part of a whole'.

In C#, there are class members and struct members. I.e. parts of a class, and parts of a struct.

A member is a field, property or method within a class or struct.

A field is a type of member that is accessed directly within the class or struct.

An example:

  class Test // a class
      private string _firstName; // a member. a field.
      public string FirstName // a member. a property
          get { return _firstName; }
      public void Print() // a member. a method
          Console.WriteLine("Hello " + _firstName);

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