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Static field error

Static field error

(OP)
I am trying to pass back an instance of an object from a method but I get the error:

From a console program:

CODE

class Program 
   {
      static void Main(string[] args)
      {
         DataSet temp = GetDataSet();

         DataSet temp2 = new DataSet();

         Console.ReadLine();
      }


      public DataSet GetDataSet()
      {
          return new DataSet();
      }
   } 

The object temp2 gets created fine.

But I get a compiler error on the GetDataSet() method:

An object reference is required for non-static field, method, or property

I do this all the time in my normal aspx pages, why doesn't it work here?

Thanks,

Tom

RE: Static field error

Your method isn't static, while you're trying to call it from a static method. Normally when calling a method like that it would implicitly be a this.GetDataSet(); call, but there is NOT 'this' when in a static method.

Either do your call outside of a static method, and inside an instance of Program, or change GetDataSet to be static.

CODE --> C#

class Program
{
    static void Main(string[] args)
    {
        DataSet temp = GetDataSet();
 
        DataSet temp2 = new DataSet();
 
        Console.ReadLine();
    }
 
 
    public static DataSet GetDataSet()
    {
        return new DataSet();
    }
} 

RE: Static field error

(OP)
That makes sense.

Thanks,

Tom

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