Partial Types Sample

This sample demonstrates the use of partial types, which enable a class or struct to be defined in two or more C# files. This enables multiple programmers to work on different parts of a class in parallel, and for different facets of a complex class to be kept in separate files.

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Security noteSecurity Note:

This sample code is intended to illustrate a concept, and it shows only the code that is relevant to that concept. It may not meet the security requirements for a specific environment, and it should not be used exactly as shown. We recommend that you add security and error-handling code to make your projects more secure and robust. Microsoft provides this sample code "AS IS" with no warranties.

To build and run the PartialTypes code sample within Visual Studio

  • From the Debug menu, click Start Without Debugging.

To build and run the PartialTypes Code sample from a command prompt

  1. Use the Change Directory (cd) command to change to the PartialTypes directory.

  2. Type the following:

    csc PartialTypes.cs

See Also


Visual C# Samples


partial (Type) (C# Reference)

Partial Classes and Methods (C# Programming Guide)