C – Enums

We studied some types in C. However, there is another type in C programming called Enums. Enums, stand for enumerations i.e., a group of constants. Use enums to name constants.

In C, we use the enum keyword to create an enum. Let us see the syntax:

Above, we have the enum name after the enum keyword. Then comes the enum items separated by comma.

Create an Enum

Let us now see how to create an enum. We will consider Directions and enum items as NORTH, SOUTH, etc:

Create an Enum Variable

Create a variable of the Enum if you want to access it. Let us create a variable of the above enum:

Assign a value to the enum variable

On assigning a value to the enum, the  resultant value will display an increment based on the enum items i.e.:

Enums in C

Let us now assign value to the enum items and display:


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