C# char Keyword with Example

In this tutorial, we will learn about the char keyword in C# (with Example), what is char keyword, how to use it in C#? By IncludeHelp Last updated : April 04, 2023

C# char Keyword

In C#, char is a keyword which is used to declare a variable that can store a character value (Unicode value) value between the range of +U0000 to U+FFFF. char keyword is an alias of System.Char.

It occupies 2 bytes (16 bits) in the memory.


char variable_name = value;

It can store the character between the range of Unicode +U0000 to +UFFFF.

Example of char keyword in C#

Here, we are declaring a char variable chr, initializing it with the value 'X' and printing its value, type and size of a char type variable.

using System;
using System.Text;

namespace ConsoleApplication3 {
  class Program {
    static void Main(string[] args) {
      //char variable declaration
      char chr = 'X';

      //printing value
      Console.WriteLine("chr: " + chr);
      //printing type of variable
      Console.WriteLine("Type of chr: " + chr.GetType());
      //printing size of a bool 
      Console.WriteLine("Size of a char variable: " + sizeof(char));

      //hit ENTER to exit


chr: X
Type of chr: System.Char
Size of a char variable: 2

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