What do you mean by extern keyword in C# programming?

 Posted by Goud.Kv on 9/6/2014 | Category: C# Interview questions | Views: 6143 | Points: 40

extern is a c# keyword or modifier which calls an external method.
It is mostly used for interop services with DLLImport attribute. This will calls an external method from the particular dll library.
[DllImport("User32.dll", CharSet = CharSet.Unicode)]

public static extern int MessageBox(IntPtr i, string s1, string s2, int type);

static int Main()
string Name;
Console.WriteLine("Please type your message here: ");
Name = Console.ReadLine();
return MessageBox((IntPtr)0, Name, "Message Box", 0);

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