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Visual C#® 2012: How to Program, Fifth Edition by Harvey Deitel, Paul Deitel

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10.4. Referring to the Current Object’s Members with the this Reference

Every object can access a reference to itself with keyword this (also called the this reference). When a non-static method is called for a particular object, the method’s body implicitly uses keyword this to refer to the object’s instance variables and other methods. As you’ll see in Fig. 10.4, you can also use keyword this explicitly in a non-static method’s body. Section 10.5 shows a more interesting use of keyword this. Section 10.9 explains why keyword this cannot be used in a static method.

 1   // Fig. 10.4: ThisTest.cs  2   // this used implicitly and explicitly to refer to members of an object.  3   using System;  4  5   public class ...

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