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C# pass a button to a method, then treat that button as an array....

Posted on 2016-10-12
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I have an array of buttons
        private Button[] Level = new Button[10];

if i pass Level[5] to a method.   How can I, in that method, access Level[4] or Level[6].  In C I can treat it like a pointer and get to any members..

thanks!
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Russ Suter earned 500 total points
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Short answer, you can't. Single elements of arrays have no knowledge of their container. What you can do is modify your function to accept 2 arguments. The first argument would be the array containing the buttons and the second argument would be the index of the item you wish to focus on.

I have, in the past, added custom collections and subclassed controls so they can reference their containers but that's a bit of effort to implement well for very little return. I'd just go with the 2 argument approach if I were you.
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thanks!  I know C# is designed to not use pointers.
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