PHP Class Constants

Posted by Editorial Staff | Updated on

It is possible to define constant values on a per-class basis remaining the same and unchangeable. Constants differ from normal variables in that you don’t use the $ symbol to declare or use them. The default visibility of class constants is public.

The value must be a constant expression, not (for example) a variable, a property, or a function call.

It’s also possible for interfaces to have constants. Look at the interface documentation for examples.

As of PHP 5.3.0, it’s possible to reference the class using a variable. The variable’s value can not be a keyword (e.g. self, parent and static).

Example #1 Defining and using a constant

Example #2 Static data example


If you like this question & answer and want to contribute, then write your question & answer and email to freewebmentor[@] Your question and answer will appear on and help other developers.

Related Questions & Answers