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Namespace problem in my usercontrol

Posted on 2004-09-29
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Hi Experts,

Here is the problem:

namespace MyDirectory.UserControls.MyDirectory.File
{
using System;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Web.UI.HtmlControls;
using Microsoft.Web.UI.WebControls;

public class NewFile : System.Web.UI.UserControl
      {
... code
                }
}

In my Asp .Net UserControl, if in the code, I want to use my other namespace like MyDirectory.MyDirectory.OtherNameSpace, then Visual Studio debugger tells me the namespace is unknown and I can only access to UserControls.MyDirectory.
The 2 namespaces MyDirectory.UserControls.MyDirectory shadows MyDirectory.MyDirectory. Why ?

How to use this namespace without any namespace title modify ?

Thanks in advance for your help. Hope I was clear.

Note that outside the usercontrol namespace, I can use both.
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Question by:noulouk
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by:nauman_ahmed
ID: 12184727
Hey noulouk , why do you have such a namespace then :) namespace MyDirectory.UserControls.MyDirectory.File? Dont you want to change it to MyProjectTitle.UserControls.MyDirectory.File?

Best, Nauman.
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by:noulouk
ID: 12184770
No, I don't want to change it. It works inside all my app except for usercontrol.
Or if I change it, this will be:MyProjectTitle.MyDirectory.UserControls.MyDirectory. So same problem.

Sorry for the headhache ;-)
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by:Thogek
ID: 12185175
Within your user control, add a using statement at the top of the file:

    using MyDirectory.MyDirectory.OtherNameSpace;

Just because they're in the same project/DLL doesn't mean they can automatically reference each other if their namespaces are different.
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by:noulouk
ID: 12187971
Thanks Thogek,

I already try this and works well outside the code.
But if I want to use it inside the code the first MyDirectory is UserControls.MyDirectory namespace ?????????? (ie Visual Studio hover menu) .
Is this a Visual Studio bug ?
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by:Thogek
ID: 12191758
Huh?
It sounds like you're dealing with a namespace clash, but the details are very unclear from the above.  If this is correct, what exactly are the two namespaces of yours that are clashing?
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Thogek earned 2000 total points
ID: 12191811
One point:
If you have two namespaces that contain classes of the same name, and you reference both namespaces (via using statements) in that class file, then any direct reference to class names shared by both namespaces will necessarily be indeterminant.  (I.e., the compiler has no way to know to which namespace you're referring.)  You can clarify which class you intend to reference by:
    using the full namespace-qualified path of the class (MyDirectory.MyDirectory.MyNameSpace.MyClass)
    define namespace aliases and use them to qualify the class reference (Alias.MyClass - see below)
    don't have classes of the same name in different namespaces

Namespace aliases, in case that doesn't sound familiar, look something like:
    using MyAlias1 = MyDirectory.MyDirectory.MyNameSpace
    using MyAlias2 = MyDirectory.MyDirectory.OtherNameSpace
    MyAlias1.MyClass = ...
More at http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/csspec/html/vclrfcsharpspec_9_3_1.asp and http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/csref/html/vclrfUsingDirective.asp
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by:noulouk
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Perfect, you save my life.
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