c# shared object equivilent?

I'm working on coverting some of my classes done in VB.net to C#.  I need to find out how to do the equivilent of this in c#.

Public shared objSNMP as snmpobj

I know how to create/use the object etc, it's the sharing it amongs derived classes that I'm having an issue with.  I can't seem to find the C# equiv of the shared tag.  Can anyone help? :)
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public static snmpobj objSNMP;

Shared in C# is static.

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