C# Single, Double

Double keyword

Single and Double types are available. They have no differences from the common types they are aliased to.
In C# programming,
we often hear about a Double,
but less commonly about a Single.

Type information

 float -> Single
double -> Double

Example

Console screenshot

First, this program creates an instance of the Single and Double types. It then prints their types to the console window. Then it does the same thing for the float and double types.

FloatDouble

And:This shows us that the Single type is the same as the float type, and the Double type is the same as the (lowercase) double type.

C# program that uses Single and Double

using System;

class Program
{
    static void Main()
    {
	{
	    Single a = 1;
	    Double b = 1;
	    Console.WriteLine(a.GetType());
	    Console.WriteLine(b.GetType());
	}
	{
	    float a = 1;
	    double b = 1;
	    Console.WriteLine(a.GetType());
	    Console.WriteLine(b.GetType());
	}
    }
}

Output

System.Single
System.Double
System.Single
System.Double

Discussion

Framework: NET

The Single and Double types are floating-point number representations. They are precisely equivalent to the float and double types. It is more conventional for C-style language programmers to use float than Single.

Tip:Code written with float is less likely to confuse other programmers who might then introduce bugs.

Summary

This article doesn't provide useful examples for Single or Double, but just demonstrates that these types are precisely equivalent to the float and double types. This is aliasing. One type is aliased to another at the language level.


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