help with adding values to generic list - syntax help

Posted on 2007-12-04
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
HI There,

I'm having trouble with the syntax of adding values to a generic list.I have a class with a public string property and I want to use it to capture some values from a form and add it to a generic list that I have. I'm just not sure of the syntax. could someone help me fix my code?


 public class MyClass
        public MyClass() { }

        protected string _mystringval;

        /// <summary>
        /// pros / cons
        /// </summary>
        public string mystringval
            get { return this._mystringval; }
            set { this._mystringval = value; }


  List<MyNamespace.MyClass> newlist = new  List<MyNamespace.MyClass>();

           MyNamespace.MyClass tes = new MyNamespace.MyClass();

tes.mystringval = "mynewstringvalue";

  newlist .Add(tes.mystringval); --- falls over in a crumbling heap

repeater.DataSource = newlist;
Question by:MrAgile
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gregoryyoung earned 500 total points
ID: 20401949

  List<MyNamespace.MyClass> newlist = new  List<MyNamespace.MyClass>();

   you declare your list to hold MyClass objects ...

  newlist .Add(tes.mystringval); --- falls over in a crumbling heap

   mystringval is not a MyClass object so it fails ...


if you want to hold strings use:

  List<string> newlist = new  List<string>();

or if you want to use MyClass

  List<MyNamespace.MyClass> newlist = new  List<MyNamespace.MyClass>();



Author Comment

ID: 20402033
HI Gregory,

So I have to use this method even though myclass has a string property?

  List<string> newlist = new  List<string>();

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