What about static indexers in C#?

Well, that’s not really possible but often people do ask if they can do this. Here’s a solution I recently gave someone which comes quite close which uses a singleton class instead of a static one:

class Test
    static Dictionary<int, string> map = new Dictionary<int, string>();

    private Test() { }

    private static Test instance = new Test();

    internal static Test Instance
        get { return Test.instance; }

    public string this[int i]
            return map[i];

            map[i] = value;

And here’s how you would use this:

Test.Instance[3] = "hello";
string s = Test.Instance[3];

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