[Mono-list] how to use System.Collections.Generic

Jonathan Pryor jonpryor at vt.edu
Fri Mar 6 21:36:29 EST 2009

On Fri, 2009-03-06 at 19:22 -0700, Ryan Heaton wrote:
> Hi all.  Sorry for the newbie question, but I can't seem to use the
> System.Collections.Generic.List class.  What assembly reference do I
> need?  I'm on Ubuntu Intrepid, using "gmcs". Here's my error:
> error CS0234: The type or namespace name `List' does not exist in the
> namespace `System.Collections.Generic'. Are you missing an assembly
> reference?

It would help if you provided some code, but I believe that you're
missing the type parameter, e.g. you're doing:

	var list = new System.Collections.Generic.List ();

List<T> is a generic type; the generic parameter is required.  (There
are no "raw types" like Java 5 has.)  Thus, if this is the case, you
need to provide an actual parameter type, e.g.

	var list = new System.Collections.Generic.List<int> ();

 - Jon

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