Namespaces C# Help

Namespaces are the way that .NET avoids name clashes between classes. They are designed to prevent situations in which you define a class to represent. a customer, name your class Customer, and then someone else does the same thing (a likely scenario – the proportion of businesses that have customers seems to be (quite high).

A namespace is no more than a grouping of data types, but it has the effect that, the names of all data types within a namespace are automatically prefixed with the name of the space. It is also possible to nest namespaces within each other. For example, most of the general-purpose .NET base classes are in_  a namespace called System. The base class Array is in this namespace, so its full name is System Array .

.NET requires all types to be defined in a namespace; for example, you could place your Customer class’  in a namespace called YourCompanyName.

This class would have the full name YourCompanyName  Customer.

If a namespace is not explicitly supplied, the type will be added to a nameless global namespace.

Microsoft recommends that for most purposes you supply at least two nested namespace names: the first one represents the name of your company, and the second one represents the name of the technology or software package of which the class is a member, such as YourCompanyName. Sales Services Customer.


Posted on October 27, 2015 in .NET Architecture

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