getting field values in a cursor

Discussion created by clthompson on Aug 17, 2012
Latest reply on Aug 17, 2012 by clthompson
When working with cursors it seems there are two ways to get the value of a field from the current row:
thing = row.FieldName
thing = row.GetValue("FieldName")

Are these just equivalent, redundant methods or are there situations that one is needed and the other will not work? Are there any performance implications for either of these methods?