Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Keyword 'this' is not valid in a static property, static method, or static field initializer

Hi

I was writing a console application, I wrote a common method to reuse it like this.. But when i build the solution, i get the following message:

"Keyword 'this' is not valid in a static property, static method, or static field initializer"

I googled and found the reason from MSDN, which says static methods are independent of any instance of the containing class - Reference

The work around i did was to create a class and place this method inside. Create a object of the class and call this method.

Hope it helps...

Regards
Fauzi

2 comments:

david santos said...

Hello, Mohammed!
Have a nice day, my friend.

Gaurav said...

I faced the same issue, please check my code below

using System;
class TestScope
{
int x = 10;
static int y = 20;

static void Main()
{

int x = 100;
int y = 200;
Console.WriteLine(x); // local value of x
Console.WriteLine(y); // local value of y
Console.WriteLine(this.x); // instance x (This line is throwing 'this' erro)
Console.WriteLine(TestScope.y); // static y
}
}

can you suggest an alternative with example?