#461 – Enumeration Elements Don’t Need to Be Sequential

Enumeration elements are implicitly set to consecutive integers, starting at 0, as indicated in the comments below.

        // Default type is int
        public enum Mood
        {
            Crabby,      // 0
            Happy,       // 1
            Petulant,    // 2
            Elated       // 3
        };

You can also assign any values you like to the constants.

        public enum Mood
        {
            Crabby = -50,
            Happy = 80,
            Petulant = -20,
            Elated = 99
        };

You can define these constants in any order. They don’t have to be sequential.

        public enum Days
        {
            Friday = 5,
            Monday = 1,
            Saturday = 6,
            Sunday = 0,
            Thursday = 4,
            Tuesday = 2,
            Wednesday = 3
        };
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