C# this

In c# programming, this is a keyword that refers to the current instance of the class. There can be 3 main usage of this keyword in C#.

  • It can be used to refer current class instance variable. It is used if field names (instance variables) and parameter names are same, that is why both can be distinguish easily.
  • It can be used to pass current object as a parameter to another method.
  • It can be used to declare indexers.

Let's see the example of this keyword in C# that refers to the fields of current class.

using System;
   public class Employee
        public int id; 
        public String name;
        public float salary;
        public Employee(int id, String name,float salary)
            this.id = id;
            this.name = name;
            this.salary = salary;
        public void display()
            Console.WriteLine(id + " " + name+" "+salary);
   class TestEmployee{
       public static void Main(string[] args)
            Employee e1 = new Employee(101, "Sonoo", 890000f);
            Employee e2 = new Employee(102, "Mahesh", 490000f);

101 Sonoo 890000 102 Mahesh 490000

We will learn about other usage of this keyword in next chapters.

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