Eric describes a new Whidbey feature focused on creating those ‘utility’ classes in the style of System.Math or System.Environment:

_<b><a id="viewpost.ascx_TitleUrl" href="">C# Whidbey Featurette #3: Static classes</a> </b>

  Because all functions in C# must live inside of a class, there are some clases – System.Math is a canonical example – that are merely collections of static methods. Since it's useless to create an instance of such a class, in current versions of C#, you can protect against this by creating a private constructor. The constructor can never be called, and therefore no instance can be created._

  _There are three issues with this approach:_

  Of course, you'll have to click on the title of his post to read more 🙂

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