Global and Local Variables in C#

Local Variables

A local variable is used where the scope of the variable is within the method in which it is declared. They can be used only by statements that are inside that function or block of code.


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using System;
public class Program {
   public static void Main() {
      int a;
      a = 100;
      // local variable



Global Variables

C# do not support global variables directly and the scope resolution operator used in C++ for global variables is related to namespaces. It is called global namespace alias.

If you have a type that share an identifier in different namespace, then to identify them use the scope resolution operator. For example, to reference System.Console class, use the global namespace alias with the scope resolution operator −



using myAlias = System.Collections;
namespace Program {
   class Demo {
      static void Main() {
         myAlias::Hashtable hTable = new myAlias::Hashtable();
         hTable.Add("A", "1");
         hTable.Add("B", "2");
         hTable.Add("C", "3");
         foreach (string str in h.Keys) {
            global::System.Console.WriteLine(str + " " + h[n]);

Updated on: 22-Jun-2020

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