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Hi, I want to make a static class for my special function like MD5String. I'm pretty sure of my syntaxe but the compilator says on then line (public static class CMD5) : "c:\inetpub\wwwroot\HelloWorld\CMD5.cs(8): Le modificateur 'static' n'est pas valide pour cet élément" or in english : "The modificator 'static' is not valide for this element"
public static class CMD5
public static string MD5String(string password)
MD5CryptoServiceProvider x = new System.Security.Cryptography.MD5CryptoServiceProvi der();
byte bs = Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(password);
bs = x.ComputeHash(bs);
StringBuilder s = new System.Text.StringBuilder();
foreach (byte b in bs)
password = s.ToString();
Note that the change you made wasn't really a 'fix' per se.
You can not use the modifier "static" on a class. You could say that technically, all classes are static, because they are type definitions. You can (as you did) make a METHOD static so you can reference by type without the need for an object instance.
The "sealed" modifier means that your class can not be inherited.
public static class TemperatureConverter
public static double CelsiusToFahrenheit(string temperatureCelsius)
// Convert argument to double for calculations.
double celsius = System.Double.Parse(temperatureCelsius);