FAQ: Basic Classes and Objects - Constructors

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Quick question, do I need to explicitly write out the parameterless constructor if I want an overloaded constructor? It seems I do because otherwise, in this example, the constructor would still run and the new class would be instantiated, even though there are no arguments given because the parameterless constructor would be implied and provided for you.

Hopefully, this makes sense or is useful if anyone sees it.
Would love a definitive answer. I’ve tried googling it for a few minutes now but it is such a wordy query I’m afraid I will never find the answer without testing it out myself.

After running some test in VS it seems that you do have to explicitly code in the parameterless constructor if you want to overload your constructor. Otherwise if you don’t need a constructor, you can just leave out the parameterless constructor and C#, or VS, or whatever assumes you have one, or provides it for you.

Please if you are reading this and this seems right or wrong then let me know.

I would like to state that Constructors’ name must be the same as the class name. They can be used parameterless as well as with parameters. In addition to it, make them public provides being accessible from the other class.