C# Programming/Keywords/new

The new keyword has two different meanings:

  1. It is an operator that requests a new instance of the class identified by its argument.
  2. It is a modifier that explicitly hides a member.

As an example, see the code below:

public class Car
    public void go()

Car theCar = new Car();       // The new operator creates a Car instance

int i = new int();            // Identical to … = 0;

public class Lamborghini : Car
    public new void go()      // Hides Car.go() with this method

C# Keywords
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byte case catch char checked
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Special C# Identifiers (Contextual Keywords)
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Contextual Keywords (Used in Queries)
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