C# Interview Questions :- "var" vs "dynamic" keywords in C#, Differences between var and dynamic

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C# var keyword is used to declare implicit type variables. Implicitly typed local variables are strongly typed just as if you had declared the type yourself, but the compiler determines the type at run time depending on the value stored in them. The C# var keyword is used to declare implicit type variables in C#.
The dynamic keyword is new to C# 4.0, and is used to tell the compiler that a variable's type can change or that it is not known until runtime. Think of it as being able to interact with an Object without having to cast it.

dynamic cust = GetCustomer();
cust.FirstName = "foo"; // works as expected
cust.Process(); // works as expected
cust.MissingMethod(); // No method found!
Notice we did not need to cast nor declare cust as type Customer. Because we declared it dynamic, the runtime takes over and then searches and sets the FirstName property for us. Now, of course, when you are using a dynamic variable, you are giving up compiler type checking. This means the call cust.MissingMethod() will compile and not fail until runtime. The result of this operation is a RuntimeBinderException because MissingMethod is not defined on the Customer class.
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