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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Bad array declarator: To declare a managed array the rank specifier precedes the variable's identifier. To declare a fixed size buffer field, use the

An array was declared incorrectly. Be aware that the syntax for a fixed size buffer is different from that of an array. - Compiler Error CS0650

Wrong Declaration

char CopiedString[];

char[] CopiedString;

Correct Declaration

char[] CopiedString = new char[3];

Bad array declarator: To declare a managed array the rank specifier precedes the variable's identifier. To declare a fixed size buffer field, use the fixed keyword before the field type.

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3 comments:

  1. Thanks for your post, at school we program in java und at work I program in c#, so I always get confused with declaring arrays ;)

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  2. //Why is this in error?

    string[,] cmdArr = new string[2,3] {
    {"quit | exit", "Ends the program."},
    {"list", "Prints out the current text list."},
    {"help", "Prints the list of possible commands."}
    };

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  3. [WebMethod]
    public Tool[] getToolList(string s)
    {

    Tool[] a = new Tool[2];

    Tool a[0]=new Tool();
    // the above throws an error. WHY?

    a[0].ToolID = "1";
    a[0].Description = "TOOL1";

    a[1].ToolID = "2";
    a[1].Description = "TOOL2";

    // Console.WriteLine(a[0]);

    return a;
    }

    public class Tool
    {
    public string ToolID;
    public string Description;
    }

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