Using New to create a new type

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Using New to create a new type

Postby saraaku » Aug 10, 2007 1:34


I am trying to create a new type. I want to use new to allocate 4 spaces to hold 4 new records but get an error when I try to do this. Can someone correct my errors?

Type Employee
Dim as string fname, lname
End Type

Dim p as Employee Ptr = New Employee[5]
p[0] = "Hillsdale Beattle"
print p->fname

The error I get is 'Invalid assignment/conversion"

How do I allocate enough space using the array format of new to store my two variables?

Also is there a way to use new to form a new constructor or to point to a constructor? Can you give me an example?

Last edited by saraaku on Aug 10, 2007 19:07, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby vdecampo » Aug 10, 2007 1:37

I would do this...

Type Employee
fname AS String
lname AS String
End Type

Dim p(5) as Employee
p(0).fname = "Akua Asamoah"
print p(0).fname

I didn't actually compile this but I think its correct.

PS: I don't think this is the correct forum to post questions.

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Postby Deleter » Aug 10, 2007 1:46

No its not the right forum.

The following code works, but I am not sure where you were going with what you were doing, so you are going to have to be more specific if this is not what you wanted.

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Type Employee
    Dim as string fname, lname
    declare constructor(fname as string, lname as string)
End Type

constructor Employee(fname as string, lname as string)
end constructor

Dim p(5) as Employee Ptr
p(0)=new Employee("Akua","Asamoah")
print p(0)->fname
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Postby stylin » Aug 10, 2007 8:23

saraaku, you are using the array form of NEW correctly. Like others have said, the problem is you're trying to assign a string value to an Employee object.

It is an invalid assignment/conversion because Employee has neither a constructor nor assignment operator overloaded to take a string as a parameter. It needs to have either one to allow p[0] = "string".
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Postby cha0s » Aug 10, 2007 11:39

Strike two.
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Postby anonymous1337 » Aug 10, 2007 12:03

cha0s wrote:Strike two.
To clarify, saaraku, this was the second time you've posted in a forum where it didn't belong. Moreso, tips & tricks for questions. -_-;;
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Sorry ChaOS, I did not know that I was in the wrong forum

Postby saraaku » Aug 10, 2007 18:31

Sorry, AGain

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