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Anyway to keep different value types in the same array?

Posted on 2013-12-02
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What I would like to know is - Is there a way I can do this in C#?:

array(
   array("Joe" = true),
   array("Bob" = 3),
   array("Alex" = "Hello")
)

Having stored different value types in the array like that.
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by:SStory
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You can store an array of objects. An object is the base "object" of all objects like strings or whatever. You can create and array of objects and put anything into it, but then you'd have to evaluate what those objects are to cast them first.
Of stuff your own objects inside it, each having a tostring overriden function so you could always get the string value.
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by:vituxa
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Any code sample would be greatly appreciated.
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Here are some samples:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7329178/array-or-someother-collection-where-i-can-store-multiple-types

array1[0] = new object();
array1[1] = new StringBuilder("Initialized");
array1[2] = "String literal";
array1[3] = 3;
array1[4] = null;

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(source: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6482331/how-to-add-different-types-of-objects-in-a-single-array-in-c)
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Thank you! That was exactly what I needed.
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