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Looking for an alternative to enumeration in C

Posted on 2006-07-13
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something that would let me do this:

   Enum Color ( red = 0, yellow = 1, green = 2 )

if Color = red then ...
if Color = yellow then ...
if Color = green then ...

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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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Public Enum MyColor
  MyRed  = 0
  MyYellow = 1
  MyGreen = 2
End Enum


dim vColor as MyColor

select case vColor
  case MyColor.MyRed:
     ...
  case MyColor.MyYellow:
     ...

end select
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by:BrianGEFF719
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You know VB already has a type that does just this :0


Dim myColor As ColorConstants
myColor = vbBlue

Select Case myColor
 Case vbRed
  MsgBox "You're Red"
 Case vbBlue
  MsgBox "Youre Blue"
 Case Else
  MsgBox "You're not red or blue :("
End Select
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by:BrianGEFF719
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The advantage to using the 'ColorConstants' type is that you can freely apply it to other controls, it is the vb standard.

For example:


Dim myColor As ColorConstants
myColor = vbBlue

'// apply our color to the forecolor of a label
label1.forecolor = myColor  
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by:BrianGEFF719
ID: 17102851
Although, these suggestions do not really answer your question, however i felt it might be a good idea to shed some light on this.
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