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Cannot convert method group 'eat' to non-delegate type 'string'. Did you intend to invoke the method?

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Error      1      Cannot convert method group 'eat' to non-delegate type 'string'. Did you intend to invoke the method?      C:\Documents and Settings\MFL\Dokumenter\Visual Studio 2008\Projects\Animal_Park\Animal_Park\Animal.cs      342      31      Animal_Park

private void mealButton_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)

        {

            int i = mealComboBox.SelectedIndex;

            MealLabel.Text =  animalManager.AnimalList[i].eat;

        }
 
 

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AnimalManager

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public class AnimalManager

    {

        [XmlAttribute]

        private int count = 0;

        private List<Animal> animalList = new List<Animal>();     
 
 
 

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Animal

----------------------------------------------
 
 

        /// <summary>

        /// Eat method

        /// </summary>

        /// <param name="food"></param>

        /// <returns></returns>

        public virtual string eat(string food)

        {

            return "Animal eat method";

        }
 

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PlantEater

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 /// <summary>

        /// Does it like it? Eat method

        /// </summary>

        /// <param name="food"></param>

        /// <returns></returns>

        public override String eat(string food)

        {

            foreach (string eat in likes)

            {

                if (eat.ToLower() == food.ToLower())

                {

                    return "Yummy";

                } //end if

            } //end foreach
 

            return "Uuuusccccccch";

        } //end eat

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Question by:Mickeys
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private void mealButton_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            int i = mealComboBox.SelectedIndex;
            MealLabel.Text =  animalManager.AnimalList[i].eat;
        }


needs to be

private void mealButton_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            int i = mealComboBox.SelectedIndex;
            MealLabel.Text =  animalManager.AnimalList[i].eat();
        }


Parentheses after the eat - it's a method call.
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Actually that's not quite right either - I'm not quite sure what you're trying to achieve but the following:
MealLabel.Text =  animalManager.AnimalList[i].eat( "Some food" );

Would work as an example. Something seems confused in the code though
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by:Mickeys
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Thx. Been sitting to long today....so I got a bit blind. Of course you are right. I didnt see I should have something in and I forgot the ( ). Here is a working function: :-)

private void mealButton_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            Int32 selected = AnimalDataGridView.CurrentRow.Index;
            MealLabel.Text = animalManager.AnimalList[selected].eat(mealComboBox.SelectedItem.ToString());
        }
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