Nullable types in c#

Reference types in c# can have non-existing value with a zero reference. However, For value types this is usually not possible:

string s = null; // OK, reference-type
int i = 0; // compile-time, value-type can not be null

To represent zero in a value type, you need a special construct called Nullable Type . To use a nullable type, the value type is followed by a question mark ?.
Example of nullable type integer:

int?i = 0; // ok since it is nullable type
Console.WriteLine(i == 0) // true

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