ReSharper 2016.1 Help

Code Inspection: Redundant member initializer

Fields in types get initialized to their default value. This means that declaring a field like so

private string _name = null;

is meaningless because _name would be initialized to null anyway. Thus, you can safely remove the initialization.

The above applies not only to reference types (which get defaulted to null), but also value types. For example, integer types are assigned to 0 (zero).

See Also

Last modified: 19 August 2016