help with adding values to generic list - syntax help

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?

Sean

 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;
            repeater.DataBind();
LVL 8
MrAgileAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

gregoryyoungCommented:

  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 ...


so:


if you want to hold strings use:

  List<string> newlist = new  List<string>();
  newlist.Add(tes.mystringval);

or if you want to use MyClass

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

Cheers,

Greg
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
MrAgileAuthor Commented:
HI Gregory,

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

  List<string> newlist = new  List<string>();
  newlist.Add(tes.mystringval);
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
.NET Programming

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.