C# - terminology - field vs. member

The term member can refer to either a class member or a struct member.

C# members include fields (struct and class), properties (class only), and methods (class only).

The dictionary defines member as: A constituent part of a whole.

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);

The constitutent parts of a class are called class members.

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