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C# C# Objects Loops and Final Touches Static Members

setting System.Random as field

When declaring static System.Random field how I did private static readonly Random _random;

how Jeremy did private static readonly Random _random = new Random();

Question is why do you initialise a Random object using constructor? Unlike other fields that we have had so far, they just declare their object type and variable name like private MapLocation _location; private Path _path; private Turret _turret; and so on. They all did not use constructor. Do you use contructor to initialise Random object because just declaring Random obejct would contain null? Aren't we still able to use Next() or NextDouble() on _random object ?? Then does all static field need a value or be initialised? Sorry i dont understand

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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I think you meant to ask "why do you not initialize the Random field using constructor?"

In the "Tower" class, the initialization of the "_location" variable is done in the class constructor. Since it's not static, you can be sure the constructor will run to set it up.

The "Random" variable is initialized at the same time that it is declared because it is static, which means it does not depend on the constructor and is shared among all instances.

And no, you would not be able to call methods using a null object value.