C# struct cannot have a default constructor

Question | Oct 6, 2015 | nextptr 

C# does not allow a struct to declare a default, no-parameters, constructor. The reason for this constraint is to do with the fact that, unlike in C++, a C# struct is associated with value-type semantic and a value-type is not required to have a constructor. CLR (not C#) allows a value-type to have a default constructor but it is not guaranteed to be always called. To avoid the ambiguity of whether the default constructor of a value-type would be called or not C# compiler does not insert a call to a value-type default constructor, and that precludes the definition of one.

A C# struct cannot have a default constructor, but it can declare a constructor that has parameters. What if all the parameters of a constructor have a default value, would that be considered a default constructor or not? Consider this code and answer the question that follows it.

struct Rectangle {  
    public int length;
    public int width;
    // A constructor with all default parameters.
    public Rectangle(int l = 1, int w = 1) {
        length = l;
        width = w;
    public int Perimeter() {
        return 2*length + 2*width;
 class Program
      static void Main() {
        Rectangle rectangle = new Rectangle();
        Console.WriteLine("{0}", rectangle.Perimeter());

What do you think is the perimeter of rectangle in above code?

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