#undef (C# Reference)

#undef lets you undefine a symbol, such that, by using the symbol as the expression in a #if directive, the expression will evaluate to false.

A symbol can be defined either with the #define directive or the /define compiler option. The #undef directive must appear in the file before you use any statements that are not also directives.

// preprocessor_undef.cs
// compile with: /d:DEBUG
#undef DEBUG
using System;
class MyClass 
{
    static void Main() 
    {
#if DEBUG
        Console.WriteLine("DEBUG is defined");
#else
        Console.WriteLine("DEBUG is not defined");
#endif
    }
}
DEBUG is not defined
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