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VB.Net -> C# translation -- Array declaration

This is stupid ... but ... how does the following line of VB.Net translate into C#?

Private SeparationColors(MAX_COLORS) As System.Drawing.Color

(MAX_COLORS is Private Const MAX_COLORS As Byte = 25 which I've translated just fine.)

Thanks!
   
//I tried:
       private System.Drawing.Color[MAX_COLORS] SeparationColors;
//but got
//Array size cannot be specified in a variable declaration (try initializing with a 'new' expression)	
 
 
 
        private System.Drawing.Color[] SeparationColors;
        SeparationColors = new System.Drawing.Color[MAX_COLORS];
//but got 2 additional errors.
 
 
        private fixed System.Drawing.Color[] SeparationColors[MAX_COLORS];
//but got
//Fixed size buffer type must be one of the following: bool, byte, short, int, long, char, sbyte, ushort, uint, ulong, float or double

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Daniel Wilson
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CebikCommented:

private System.Drawing.Color[] SeparationColors = new System.Drawing.Color[MAX_COLORS];

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CebikCommented:

class a
{
    private System.Drawing.Color[] SeparationColors;
 
    public a()
    {
        SeparationColors = new System.Drawing.Color[MAX_COLORS];
    }
}

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Daniel WilsonAuthor Commented:
I knew I was missing something simple!

Thanks!
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Fernando SotoRetiredCommented:
Try it like this:

private System.Drawing.Color[] SeparationColors = new System.Drawing.Color[MAX_COLORS];
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CuteBugCommented:
This should work

Make sure that you have defined MAX_COLOR as int.

int MAX_COLOR = 256;
System.Drawing.Color[] arrColor = new System.Drawing.Color[MAX_COLOR];

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CebikCommented:
Hi ;)

class a
{
    private const byte MAX_COLORS = 25;
    private byte[] SeparationColors = new byte[MAX_COLORS];
 
    public a()
    {
    }
}

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tcullerCommented:
The above obviously works, but there's really no explanation there.

In C#, the array declaration is considered part of the object's "type". For example, unlike VB and C++, we must say

int[] someArray

instead of

int someArray[]

Also, the arrays are, by default, initialized to "null" ("Nothing" in VB). So, the declaration

System.Drawing.Color[] myColors;

is the same as saying

System.Drawing.Color[] myColors = null; // Nothing, no colors in the array

However, if you do initialize your array, you MUST give the size (this is the downside of arrays all around). For example, the following is NOT valid:

System.Drawing.Color[] myColors = new System.Drawing.Color[];

The second set of brackets must contain a positive integer value, no matter what.

The "fixed" keyword in C# has an entirely different meaning than in other languages--it has to do with pointers, and basically "pinning" them so the GC doesn't run off with the object.

Hope I helped,
Nate
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CebikCommented:
it's working checked


class a
{
    private const byte MAX_COLORS = 25;
    private System.Drawing.Color[] SeparationColors = new System.Drawing.Color[MAX_COLORS];
 
    public a()
    {
    }
}

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cauosCommented:
private System.Drawing.Color[] SeparationColors = new System.Drawing.Color[MAX_COLORS];
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CebikCommented:
@tculler:

Thanks ;)
I don't speek english very well, thats why there was no explanation
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