Clear in my head, even the syntax with the colon and the type before the opening bracket.
Thanks for the pointer to the syntax page. I thought "UniqueValue" was a keyword or something, stuck it into the search thing on msdn and came up with zero; at which time I had a major DUH moment. Your suggestion clarified a lot for me. Thanks a ton.
Hold it, wait a minute, on that msdn page, I just read this...
From the MSDN page:
Usually it is best to define an enum directly within a namespace so that all classes in the namespace can access it with equal convenience. However, an enum can also be nested within a class or struct.
I thought that every variable had to be in a class; but then these aren't variables; I guess; somebody fix my brain on this matter.
So then, if I take the enum thing (what is the right word for "thing" in this context ?) out of the class structure, and just put it after the opening bracket of the namespace, I can use the names in the enum list as they are ? Without the UniqueValue.Fred nomenclature ?
e.g., I could just use the name "Fred" (no quotes" and get a guaranteed unique value ?