best way to use enums

Hi,

I want to have re-usuable enums throughout my application.

Is the best way to have a static class containing the enums that I can then just use without creating a new instance of the class?
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Bob LearnedCommented:
You don't need a static class, just define them outside of any class, but within the namespace block.

Example:

namespace My.Application.Example
{

    public enum ApplicationType
    {
        CSharp,
        FSharp,
        RSharp,
        PHP,
        VisualBasic,
    }
  
    public class Example
    {
    }

}

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Bill NolanOwner, Lead Technology ProgrammerCommented:
It completely depends on the scope you feel is appropriate.  Sometimes an enum should belong to a class (esp. a static class), sometimes to a namespace.  Etc.
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scm0smlAuthor Commented:
as per the question i was looking for it to be available across my project
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Bill NolanOwner, Lead Technology ProgrammerCommented:
Yes, but the static class could also be available across your project.  It's just a matter of where it "belongs".
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