What is namespaces?

Namespace is a logical naming scheme for group related types.Some class types that logically belong together they can be put into a common namespace. They prevent namespace collisions and they provide scoping. They are imported as “using” in C# or “Imports” in Visual Basic. It seems as if these directives specify a particular assembly, but they don’t. A namespace can span multiple assemblies, and an assembly can define multiple namespaces. When the compiler needs the definition for a class type, it tracks through each of the different imported namespaces to the type name and searches each referenced assembly until it is found. Namespaces can be nested. This is very similar to packages in Java as far as scoping is concerned.