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Arrays (Lists)
« on: February 09, 2017, 11:48:43 am »
I have 7 arrays (listofbytes), and I was looking to find a way of making them into a 2D array. ie a listoflistofbytes.

I was looking at listofobject as a way of adding a listofbyte to a listofobject, so that I have a listofobject with 7 entries, each it's own listofbyte.

Would this work? I don't want to go too far down this route if it's a dead end. It's confusing enough with all the listof things to deal with, without getting into lists of lists...

Another thought was to use a class as a container for lists.

What do you think is the best way to make a 2D array?

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Re: Arrays (Lists)
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2017, 02:23:51 pm »
The last time I dealt with a language that only had 1D arrays and I wrote a program with a 2D work around... I think it was a version of Basic on a Commodore PET of all things.  Anyway, I wanted a 10x10 array, so I created an array of 100, then just made my index:

(Caveat: This is Pseudo Code-I'm at work, not in front of VStudio)

Dim myArray[100]

I = X+Y*10
V = myArray

Or something like that.  You get the idea.


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Re: Arrays (Lists)
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2017, 10:07:00 am »
Yes you can add a ListOfByte to a ListOfObject. You can add every type to a ListOfObject because a ListOfObject contains Objects and you can represent every type into an Object. Value types are boxed to do this.
Getting data out requires casting.