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Compiler Error CS0236

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

Instance fields cannot be used to initialize other instance fields outside of a method.

The following sample generates CS0236:

// CS0236.cs
public class MyClass
   public int i = 5;
   public int j = i;  // CS0236
   public int k;      // initialize in constructor

      k = i;

   public static void Main()