A variable that is shared among all instances of a class. Class variables are indicated by the use of the static keyword. If an instance of a class updates a class variable, it is updated for all instances of that class.
in some SAS procedures, a variable used to group, or classify, data. Class variables can be character or numeric. Class variables can have continuous values, but they typically have a few discrete values that define the classifications of the variable.
a variable that is shared by every instance of an object instantiated from that class
a variable which is declared within the class block, but outside any of the blocks defining class methods
Data that is shared by the defining class and its subclasses. The instance methods and class methods of the defining class and its subclasses can directly reference this data. Changing the data in one class changes it for all of the other classes. Contrast with class instance variable.
A data item associated with a particular class as a whole--not with particular instances of the class. Class variables are defined in class definitions. Also called a static field. See also instance variable.
variable defined within a class that is defined using the static keyword. There is only one class variable for all the objects created (even if there are zero objects created). In other words, that one variable is shared between all the objects of the class -- hence it's name. Class variables (along with instance variables) ARE initialized to default values.
variable that is shared by a class and all its instance. Class variables maintain information that is the same for all instances.
A variable that is associated with a class of objects instead of an object and has a value specific to the class.
A variable declared static. Variables of this type are associated with the class, rather than with a particular instance of the class. There is only one copy of a static variable, regardless of the number of instances of the class that are created.
variable that is created on a per- class basis, rather than on a per- instance basis. Contrast with instance variable.