Disclaimer: I do not condone the use of this tip. I just find it interesting.
Today, I was using ReSharper to rename some constants in a class. The constants were named
point. I wanted to rename them to
pt. Resharper caught the obvious error in my thinking which is that the name
in is a reserved keyword in C# (duh).
What I found interesting is that ReSharper didn't go ahead and follow my instructions (thanks!) or tell me I was being dumb for trying to name something using the same name as the reserved word; it renamed it to
Huh. A quick search revealed that yes indeed, any member can begin with the @ character. You learn something new every day. Therefore this code is valid:
public class @foo
private string @baa = "sheep";
private void @black()
Console.Write("Hello" + @sheep);
I also noted that even Intellisense doesn't correctly colour-code when @ is used to prefix a class' name.
Follow-up: Apparently they are called verbatim identifiers. Thanks SubsonicDesignOfficial.
Yvan Rodrigues has 25 years of experience in information systems and software development for the manufacturing sector. He runs Red Cell Innovation Inc.
/L'innovation de Globules Rouges
, a consulting company focusing on efficiency and automation of manufacturing and business processes for small businesses, healthcare, and the public sector. He is a Certified Technician (C.Tech.), a professional designation granted by the Institute of Engineering Technology of Ontario (IETO).
Yvan draws on experience at Mabel's Labels Inc.
as Manager of Systems and Development, and the University of Waterloo
as Information Systems Manager.
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