#724 – Fully Qualified Names for Types

Every type in C# has a fully qualified name that consists of:

  • Dotted notation indicating the namespace hierarchy in which the type appears
  • Dotted notation indicating the type hierarchy, if the the type is nested

In the example below, the fully qualified name for the DogCollar type would be DogLibrary.MainTypes.Dog.DogCollar.

namespace DogLibrary
    namespace MainTypes
        public class Dog
            public class DogCollar

You can always refer to a type using its fully qualified name. For example:

            DogLibrary.MainTypes.Dog.DogCollar dc = new DogLibrary.MainTypes.Dog.DogCollar();

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