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PHP Object-Oriented PHP Basics (Retired) Properties and Methods Methods

$this inside method

does $this refer to the entire class and not just the method that its being used in?

2 Answers

Stone Preston
Stone Preston
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$this refers to the instance of the class. so using $this->name allows you to access the value of the name property for an instance of that class.

thank you! its all coming together.. slowly. I wish the series was a little more explanatory about why you code things a certain way and more relevant use cases