[Mono-list] Hashtable Item Property

Jonathan Pryor jonpryor@vt.edu
Mon, 13 Oct 2003 21:04:45 -0400

Let me guess; you're trying to do this:

	Hashtable h = new Hashtable ();
	h.Item ("foo") = "bar";
	object o = h.Item ("foo");

That's the bastardized C#/VB.NET hybrid language syntax.  It is not
valid C# syntax.  You want:

	Hashtable h = new Hashtable ();
	h["foo"] = "bar";
	object o = h["foo"];

In other words, use (what looks like) an array access syntax instead of
using the Item() property.

Item() is for languages that don't support operator overloading.  C#
supports operator overloading, and the array-access modifier is the way
to do what you want.

 - Jon

On Mon, 2003-10-13 at 20:31, Hamza Karamali wrote:
> Has the Item property in System.Collections.Hashtable been implemented?
> Whenever I use it, I get an error like the following:
> Complex.cs(90) error CS0119: Expression denotes a `property access' where
> a `method group' was expected
> I downloaded the latest version of mcs, peeked in the Hashtable.cs file in
> .../class/corlib/System.Collections and couldn't find an Item property
> defined.
> Am I missing something?
> Thanks,
> Hamza.
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