Kotlin Property Getters and Setters

Ricky C Padilla
Sep 2 · 1 min read
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Define a custom getter

Kotlin has the convenience of custom computed properties in the form of custom getters. Here’s an example computed property from a real app I built which takes properties from a custom class and returns a short description of that location.

Define a custom setter

A custom setter will be called every time a property’s value is set. In my app I need to sometimes save a search result and its type to a Realm database, but I cannot save enum values — only primitive types. So in this case when the enum value of is set, I also set a property for if/when I need to save it in Realm.

To learn more about Kotlin getters and setters, visit the official docs.

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