What are the differences between a static and a non-static class in C#?

The following is the difference between a static and non-static class −

  • Non-static classes can be instantiated, whereas static classes cannot be instantiated i.e. you cannot use the new keyword to create a variable of the class type

  • Static classes can only have static methods.

  • Non-static classes can have instance method and static methods.

  • ou access the members of a static class by using the class name itself

  • Static class is sealed.

Example of static class −

public static class Calculate

Example of non-static class −

public class Calculate

Updated on: 21-Jun-2020

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