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A field initializer cannot reference the nonstatic field, method, or property


I am creating a bitmap image
Bitmap bitmap = new Bitmap(BMP_HEIGHT, BMP_WIDTH);     then i a have following line of code
System.Drawing.Graphics chart = Graphics.FromImage(bitmap);

When i compile i get compiler error A field initializer cannot reference the nonstatic field, method, or property.

I do nt want to keep the second line into Page_load event. Any idea how can we fix it ?

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8/22/2022 - Mon


Well you stated the problem in a different way but no solution. This is what i did

Bitmap bitmap = new Bitmap(BMP_HEIGHT, BMP_WIDTH);
System.Drawing.Graphics chart;

chart = Graphics.FromImage(bitmap);

Seems to be working for now. Do you think this could be a problem later.
Joel Coehoorn

Haven't tried it, but maybe this:?

System.Drawing.Graphics chart = Graphics.FromImage(new Bitmap(BMP_HEIGHT, BMP_WIDTH));
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James Murphy

try initializing the statement

System.Drawing.Graphics chart = null;

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