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C# Windows console application

I have a windows service that I have built and doesn't work properly. So I need to test it all again. I've bundled it all in to a new c# console application. I don't often use console applications and am having difficult getting started.

I don't seem to be able to call a standard method from the static main method that runs at the start of a console application.#

Like this:

        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
          Start();
        }

        private void Start
        {
          DoClass = myDoClass = new DoClass();
myDoClass.HelloWorld();
        }

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It's been a while since I have used console applications. Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong and what I need to do to execute a method within program.cs from the console main method.
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Meir RivkinFull stack Software EngineerCommented:
change the Start function to be static as well:
private static void Start

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Meir RivkinFull stack Software EngineerCommented:
the reason is that u can't call non-static function from a static function, and since Main is static
(the entry point of the project) you can't call Start.
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kbussAuthor Commented:
Ok.

Now does this mean that all of my methods and classes in my console app now have to contain the static kewyword. For example I have a time in the Start method and it wont recognise this unless it is static. Then I have a Timer_Elapsed method which instantiates a new class. So does this new class and all classes instantiated within it all have to be static??
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Meir RivkinFull stack Software EngineerCommented:
in the Main function create instance of the class:
static void Main(string[] args)
        {
          DoClass myDoClass = new DoClass();
myDoClass.Start();
        }

        private void Start
        {
//set the timer here
        }

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käµfm³d 👽Commented:
Just create an instance of Program (assuming "Program" is the name of your new class) in your Main method. Then you can call all of your methods against that instance rather than changing everything to static.

e.g.

static void Main(string[] args)
{
    Program p = new Program();

    p.Start();
}

private void Start()
{
    DoClass = myDoClass = new DoClass();
myDoClass.HelloWorld();
}

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kbussAuthor Commented:
cheers!
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