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Error :"The name (fname) doesn't exist in the current context"

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I have code like below,but am trying to pas fname to search filter its throwing error

Error :"The name (fname) doesn't exist in the current context",some one enlighten me

if (username.Contains("."))
            {
                string Fname = username.Substring(0, username.IndexOf("."));
                Fname = Fname.Replace(" ", "");

                string[] splitString = username.Split(new char[] { '.' });
                username = splitString[splitString.Length - 1];

}


if (username.IndexOf(" ") > 0)

                    search.Filter = "(cn=" + username + ")";

                else

                      search.Filter = "(sn=" + username + ")(givenname=" + Fname + ")";

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Question by:Sha1395
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Carl Tawn earned 500 total points
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"FName" is declared within your "if" block, so is only available within that block. If you need access to it elsewhere then you need to move it out of the block:
string FName;    // declare here outside of the block
if (username.Contains("."))
            {
                Fname = username.Substring(0, username.IndexOf("."));
                Fname = Fname.Replace(" ", "");

                string[] splitString = username.Split(new char[] { '.' });
                username = splitString[splitString.Length - 1];

}


if (username.IndexOf(" ") > 0)

                    search.Filter = "(cn=" + username + ")";

                else

                      search.Filter = "(sn=" + username + ")(givenname=" + Fname + ")";

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by:Sudhakar Pulivarthi
Sudhakar Pulivarthi earned 500 total points
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Hi Sha1395,

In C# the variables declaration can have block scope. This is a good feature to control memory with in the method/function stack.
Primitively variables scope in a method was at method level, Hence the stack frame which is used by the variables in the method was not cleared until the execution completes the method. Suppose we use tremendous amount of variables in a method which are piled up in stack decreases the performance.

So C# supports block scope level which is specified with in { } brackets.
Hence variables declared instead if are removed from the stack once it comes out of if block causing the error which u raised. So when we need a variable to access outside the scope of the block need to be specified outside the block as suggested by carl_tawn.
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by:Sha1395
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Thanks a lot Sudhakar for your wonderful explanation but some how i figured it out and completed the code.

anyway thank  you so much.
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by:Sudhakar Pulivarthi
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Author has figured out the same aolution which is suggested by carl_tawn and my self provided an explanation for the question asked for.

Hence solution assistence is provided by both the comments which is also accepted by the author.
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