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Old December 18th, 2003, 03:13 AM
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Default this keyword

I understand the concept of delegates and events, but I guess I'm just a bit foggy on when I should be using the "this" keyword.

I understand that we use this with current object instances but why and how exactly should I use it? Can someone please offer a better explaination? I have followed the examples in the Beginning Visual C# book but am still fuzzy on it. Thanx.

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Old December 18th, 2003, 04:33 AM
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You can use the keyword, when you explicitly want to say that it is the instance in the object that you mean, like in...
private string variable;
public void someFunction(string variable)
    this.variable = variable;
(within a class).

Hope it helps.


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