What is the difference between literal and constant in C#?

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The constants refer to fixed values that the program may not alter during its execution. These fixed values are also called literals. Constants can be of any of the basic data types like an integer constant, a floating constant, a character constant, or a string literal. There are also enumeration constants as well.

An integer literal can be a decimal, or hexadecimal constant. A prefix specifies the base or radix: 0x or 0X for hexadecimal, and there is no prefix id for decimal.


A floating-point literal has an integer part, a decimal point, a fractional part, and an exponent part.


String literals or constants are enclosed in double quotes "" or with @"". A string contains characters that are similar to character literals: plain characters, escape sequences, and universal characters.

@"Welcome User"
"Welcome User"
Published on 16-Aug-2018 12:13:40