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'member names cannot be the same as their enclosing type

Nik

I keep getting the following error 'member names cannot be
the same as their enclosing type' with the code below.

public class HelpText
{
private string _textToDisplay;
private string _cssClass;

public string TextToDisplay {
get {return _textToDisplay; }
set {_textToDisplay = value;}
}

public string CssClass {
get {return _cssClass;}
set {_cssClass = value;}
}

public string HelpText()
{
WebAuthorContex t authorContext =
WebAuthorContex t.Current();

//Check if in edit mode
if (authorContext. Mode ==
WebAuthorContex tMode.Authoring New || authorContext.M ode ==
WebAuthorContex tMode.Authoring Reedit) {
HelpText = "<span
class=\"" + CssClass + "\">" + TextToDisplay + "</span>";
}
} }

any ideas?
Nov 15 '05 #1
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You declare a constructor for the class HelpText that returns a value - a string. Constructors do not return any type. They just construct the object of the type. You should move the code that returns your constructed string to another method. Although, you can still build the string in the constructor and store it in a member variable.

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I keep getting the following error 'member names cannot be
the same as their enclosing type' with the code below.

public class HelpText
{
private string _textToDisplay;
private string _cssClass;

public string TextToDisplay {
get {return _textToDisplay; }
set {_textToDisplay = value;}
}

public string CssClass {
get {return _cssClass;}
set {_cssClass = value;}
}

public string HelpText()
{
WebAuthorContex t authorContext =
WebAuthorContex t.Current();

//Check if in edit mode
if (authorContext. Mode ==
WebAuthorContex tMode.Authoring New || authorContext.M ode ==
WebAuthorContex tMode.Authoring Reedit) {
HelpText = "<span
class=\"" + CssClass + "\">" + TextToDisplay + "</span>";
}
} }

any ideas?

Nov 15 '05 #2
"Nik" <an*******@disc ussions.microso ft.com> wrote:

<snip>
HelpText = "<span
class=\"" + CssClass + "\">" + TextToDisplay + "</span>";


Why are you assigning *HelpText* a string value? HelpText is the name
of your class!

<snip>
Nov 15 '05 #3

"C# Learner" <cs****@learner .here> wrote in message
news:2c******** *************** *********@4ax.c om...
"Nik" <an*******@disc ussions.microso ft.com> wrote:

<snip>
HelpText = "<span
class=\"" + CssClass + "\">" + TextToDisplay + "</span>";
Why are you assigning *HelpText* a string value? HelpText is the name
of your class!


In VB, it's how you return a value.


<snip>

Nov 15 '05 #4
I can't understand what you're try to do from your code.
What are you trying to do?

- pete

"Nik" <an*******@disc ussions.microso ft.com> wrote in message
news:90******** *************** *****@phx.gbl.. .

I keep getting the following error 'member names cannot be
the same as their enclosing type' with the code below.

public class HelpText
{
private string _textToDisplay;
private string _cssClass;

public string TextToDisplay {
get {return _textToDisplay; }
set {_textToDisplay = value;}
}

public string CssClass {
get {return _cssClass;}
set {_cssClass = value;}
}

public string HelpText()
{
WebAuthorContex t authorContext =
WebAuthorContex t.Current();

//Check if in edit mode
if (authorContext. Mode ==
WebAuthorContex tMode.Authoring New || authorContext.M ode ==
WebAuthorContex tMode.Authoring Reedit) {
HelpText = "<span
class=\"" + CssClass + "\">" + TextToDisplay + "</span>";
}
} }

any ideas?

Nov 15 '05 #5
Nik wrote:
I keep getting the following error 'member names cannot be
the same as their enclosing type' with the code below.


The class HelpText may not contain a method named HelpText. Only
constructors may have the same name as their enclosing type.

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