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How do I do __typeof(__box MyValueType) in the new C++/CLI syntax ?

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Hi Bern,
>How do I do __typeof(__box MyValueType) in the new C++/CLI syntax ?
Since the new C++/CLI doesn't use the __box keyword to do the boxing, I am
afraid there seems not existed an one to one translation, my idea is as the
following:

((MyValueType^)MyValueTypeVar)->GetType()
Thanks!

Best regards,

Gary Chang
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Dec 12 '06 #2
Hi Gary!
>How do I do __typeof(__box MyValueType) in the new C++/CLI syntax ?

Since the new C++/CLI doesn't use the __box keyword to do the boxing, I am
afraid there seems not existed an one to one translation, my idea is as the
following:

((MyValueType^)MyValueTypeVar)->GetType()
The difference between "->GetType()" and "__typeof" is that
"->GetType()" requires an instance of an object while "__typeof" does not.

Therefor the equivalent of "__typeof" in C++/CLI is "::typeid".

See: typeof Goes to T::typeid
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...60(VS.80).aspx

Greetings
Jochen
Dec 12 '06 #3
Thanks for the suggestion, Jochen.

So the equivalent expression could be:

MyValueType::typeid
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Dec 12 '06 #4

But I don't want the System::Type object that represents the type of MyValueType.
I want the System::Type object that represent the boxed form of MyValueType.
So short of using an instance, how do I get it?

-Bern
Thanks for the suggestion, Jochen.

So the equivalent expression could be:

MyValueType::typeid

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Dec 12 '06 #5
Bern McCarty wrote:
>
But I don't want the System::Type object that represents the type of
MyValueType. I want the System::Type object that represent the boxed
form of MyValueType. So short of using an instance, how do I get it?
That's an interesting question. My tip would be this:

tyepdef MyValueType^ MyValueTypeBoxed;
MyValueTypeBoxed::typeid

Example:
typedef System::Int32^ T;
Type^ t = T::typeid;

However, when I do this in VC2003, it prints False:
Console::WriteLine(__typeof(__box int)->IsValueType); // "False"

When I do this in VS2005, it prints True:
int i;
int^ bi = i;
Console::WriteLine(bi->GetType()->IsValueType); // "True"

and this prints True as well:

typedef System::Int32^ T;
Console::WriteLine(T::typeid->IsValueType); // "True"

So it seems to work differently in .NET 2.0. A boxed value type seems to
report the same as the value type itself. This puzzles me...

Tom
Dec 13 '06 #6
Hi Bern!
But I don't want the System::Type object that represents the type of
MyValueType. I want the System::Type object that represent the boxed
form of MyValueType. So short of using an instance, how do I get it?
The question is: Why do you need this?

Or what is the background of your question?

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Greetings
Jochen

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Dec 13 '06 #7

It is being used it in the overrides of virtual bool Equals(Object __gc*)
in some of our value types:
public: virtual bool Equals(System::Object * obj)
{
if (obj == NULL || __typeof(__box LineStyleID) != obj->GetType())
return false;
....
Hi Bern!
>But I don't want the System::Type object that represents the type of
MyValueType. I want the System::Type object that represent the boxed
form of MyValueType. So short of using an instance, how do I get it?
The question is: Why do you need this?

Or what is the background of your question?

My blog about Win32 and .NET
http://blog.kalmbachnet.de/


Dec 14 '06 #8
Bern McCarty wrote:
>
It is being used it in the overrides of virtual bool Equals(Object
__gc*) in some of our value types:
public: virtual bool Equals(System::Object * obj)
{
if (obj == NULL || __typeof(__box LineStyleID) != obj->GetType())
return false;
It looks like it is not possible to get a typeid for a boxed value type
in C++/CLI. I couldn't find a way of doing that, and the draft standard
doesn't specify this either.

But even if you could do that, I don't think your logic is correct.
That's because __box(a_value)->GetType() is not __typeof(__box
ValueType), but __typeof(ValueType) itself, even in VC++ 2003 or with
/clr::OldSyntax:

__value struct MyValueClass
{
int i;
};

int _tmain()
{
MyValueClass v;
__box MyValueClass* boxed_v = __box(v);
Console::WriteLine(boxed_v->GetType()->Equals(
__typeof(MyValueClass)));
// this is True
Console::WriteLine(boxed_v->GetType()->Equals(
__typeof(__box MyValueClass)));
// this is False
}
Tom
Dec 14 '06 #9
Hi Bern!
public: virtual bool Equals(System::Object * obj)
{
if (obj == NULL || __typeof(__box LineStyleID) != obj->GetType())
return false;
What's wrong with:

public: virtual bool Equals(System::Object^ obj)
{
if (obj == nullptr || LineStyleID::typeid != obj->GetType())
return false;
return true;
}

???

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Greetings
Jochen

My blog about Win32 and .NET
http://blog.kalmbachnet.de/
Dec 15 '06 #10
Rory Plaire wrote:
They are the same type.
In the old MC++, __typeof(__box MyValueType) != __typeof(MyValueType).
They're two different typeids. I merely noted that the former expression
doesn't seem to exist in C++/CLI.

I agree with Jochen: It's very questionable whether you even need it at
all. If there's a real-world application to such a typeid, then one can
start thinking about how to get that out of C++/CLI. Without a real
need, I wouldn't worry.

Tom
Dec 18 '06 #11
Hi Rory!
>>What's wrong with:

public: virtual bool Equals(System::Object^ obj)
{
if (obj == nullptr || LineStyleID::typeid != obj->GetType())
return false;
return true;
}


The form is very correct, but perhaps we'd want to test a bit more before
declaring the two instances of the value type equal... (presuming the '=='
operator isn't overloaded):

if (obj == nullptr || LineStyleID::typeid != obj->GetType())
return false;
return this == static_cast<LineStyleID>(obj);

Note that the cast does an implicit unboxing in C++/CLI - no more __unbox
keyword.
I don't understand your problem...

The following works perfect for me:

value struct Test
{
int a;
int b;
virtual bool Equals(System::Object^ obj) override
{
if (obj == nullptr || Test::typeid != obj->GetType())
return false;
Test t = static_cast<Test>(obj);
if ( (t.a == this->a) && (t.b == this->b) )
return true;
return false;
}
};

int main()
{
Test t1;
Test ^t2 = gcnew Test();

if (t1.Equals(t2))
System::Console::WriteLine("EQ");
}
Or what else do you want?

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Greetings
Jochen

My blog about Win32 and .NET
http://blog.kalmbachnet.de/
Dec 18 '06 #12
Hi Rory!
Sorry - no problem. Note that this is a confirmation of your post's
correctness, since there has been a bit of noise on this thread, I thought
I'd put in the word for this being correct. I just made additional
observations: that you'd want further checking of actual value equality and
not just a "return true" after the type checking and that you don't need any
__unbox operator since the cast does it (and in general you don't need box
casts in C++/CLI).
Upps... sorry...

Greetings
Jochen
Dec 19 '06 #13

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