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Casting to a generic type

I have this method in an inherited DataGridView, but it won't compile
because the newly added special case is not allowed to cast 'string' to 'T'.

I know this cast will be valid whenever that code is reached. Is there a way
to do it, or must I make a separate non-generic method for the string case?

public T[] GetSelectedColumnValues<T>(int col)
T[] values = new T[SelectedRows.Count];

for (int i = 0; i < values.Length; i++)
if (values is string[]) // this way we can safely deal with DBNull as an
empty string
values[i] = (T) SelectedRows[i].Cells[col].Value.ToString();
else // general case
values[i] = (T) SelectedRows[i].Cells[col].Value;

return values;
Aug 22 '08 #1
1 1080
values[i] = (T) SelectedRows[i].Cells[col].Value.ToString();

Oh, I posted too soon. I now see that it works with a double cast: (T)

Nasty hack to start with, but there you go.

Aug 22 '08 #2

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