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Type or namespace definition, or end-of-file expected error on class create

Posted on 2014-11-18
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Hi, I am trying to create a class; however, when I add the code for the GetFirstDayOfNextMonth method I receive an error on the last curly brace, it looks like all my braces match and not sure why I am getting this error.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;

public class CalendarClass
{
    public CalendarClass()
    {        
        protected DateTime GetFirstDayOfNextMonth(int setYear, int setMonth)
        {           
            DateTime lastDate = new DateTime(setYear, setMonth, 1);
            return lastDate;
        }
    }
}

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Question by:Scarlett72
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käµfm³d   👽 earned 300 total points
ID: 40450452
Your trying to (inadvertently) add the method directly within the constructor. Just move the method declaration:

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;

public class CalendarClass
{
    public CalendarClass()
    {        
    }

    protected DateTime GetFirstDayOfNextMonth(int setYear, int setMonth)
    {           
        DateTime lastDate = new DateTime(setYear, setMonth, 1);
        return lastDate;
    }
}

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by:Scarlett72
ID: 40450472
Ok, I think I know what I was doing wrong .... putting the GetFirstDayOfNextMonth in the CalendarClass Method.
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by:Fernando Soto
Fernando Soto earned 200 total points
ID: 40450476
I think this is what you are looking for. The class CalendarClass has an internal class called CalendarClass. If you are looking for something different please explain what you are looking for.

public class CalendarClass
{
    public class CalendarClass
    {        
        protected DateTime GetFirstDayOfNextMonth(int setYear, int setMonth)
        {           
            DateTime lastDate = new DateTime(setYear, setMonth, 1);
            return lastDate;
        }
    }
}

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by:käµfm³d 👽
ID: 40450487
To avoid confusion, I wouldn't call a constructor a method  : )
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by:Scarlett72
ID: 40450504
Ah, ok thank you kaufmed ... as you can probably tell, this is my first attempt a creating a class, so your attention is truly appreciated.  I posted my comment without seeing yours first.  So now I have moved the outside of the constructor, and now I want to use the method GetFirstDayOfNextMonth in by code behind.  I can write successfully:

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;

public class calClass
{
	public calClass()
	{		
	}
    public DateTime GetFirstDayofCurrentMonth()
    {       
        DateTime firstDate = new DateTime(2014, 1, 1);
        return firstDate;
    }
}

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calClass cc = new calClass();

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but that doesn't do anything, shouldn't I be able to call the method as:

cc.GetFirstDayofCurrentMonth()

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by:Scarlett72
ID: 40450508
Ok, it is working now.  Still trying to understand how everything flows, thank you kaufmed!
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by:Scarlett72
ID: 40450510
...and fernando!
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