PHP Class Constants - Explained with Examples

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PHP - Class Constants

Class constants can be useful if you need to define some constant data within a class.

A class constant is declared inside a class with the const keyword.

A constant cannot be changed once it is declared.

Class constants are case-sensitive. However, it is recommended to name the constants in all uppercase letters.

We can access a constant from outside the class by using the class name followed by the scope resolution operator (::) followed by the constant name, like here:

Example

<?php
class Goodbye {
  const LEAVING_MESSAGE = "Thank you for visiting W3Schools.com!";
}

echo Goodbye::LEAVING_MESSAGE;
?>

Or, we can access a constant from inside the class by using the self keyword followed by the scope resolution operator (::) followed by the constant name, like here:

Example

<?php
class Goodbye {
  const LEAVING_MESSAGE = "Thank you for visiting W3Schools.com!";
  public function byebye() {
    echo self::LEAVING_MESSAGE;
  }
}

$goodbye = new Goodbye();
$goodbye->byebye();
?>

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PHP Class Constants - Explained with Examples
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