Private variable in method - C# RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    Why we cannot use private variable in methods?


     static void Main(string[] args)
                private int a;
                List<Person> list = new List<Person>()
                    new Person() { Entry = "Daniel"},
                    new Person() {ID = 10 , Entry = "Windows"}

    Saturday, February 8, 2020 9:06 PM

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  • Access modifiers, such as "private" don't apply to local variables (variables declared within methods).  They only apply to types (classes, structs, enums, interfaces, and delegates) and type members (fields and methods).

    You can declare a private field at class level:

    class Test
        private int a;
        static void Main(string[] args)

    Or you can declare 'a' as a local variable:

    static void Main(string[] args)
        int a;

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    Saturday, February 8, 2020 9:11 PM
  • You can use a private variable in a class, and a method or methods can use the private variable defined at the class level.

    If you want to define and use a variable at the local scope of a method, then you can use 'var'.


    Saturday, February 8, 2020 9:16 PM
  • Why we cannot use private variable in methods?

    All variables declared in methods are private. Meaning that they cannot be seen from any code outside of the method. Since all of them are always private, you don't write the keyword "private" when you declare them.

    Saturday, February 8, 2020 10:28 PM
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    Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:12 AM
  • The variables whatever we define in methods, those variables access is limited to the respective methods itself. So it will not allow you to define the variables as private inside of methods in c#.

    To know more about access modifiers in c#, check

    Thursday, February 20, 2020 11:19 AM