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C# - Basic Question

Hey guys, I know this is probably a very easy, basic question, so feel free to direct me to a detailed answer. I have done some searches some some of the information I get is vague.

In C#, the basic idea I understand is to store information in objects to be used by other objects later. So to say building blocks of the program. My question is this. If I Make Object A, and then Object B, and in Object B I set a variable (can't think of a way to say it better) to equal Object A does this "copy" or "point" to Object A from Object B?

I ask because I am confused, if I make changes in Object A from the reference in Object B, is the orginal Object A going to inherit those changes as well?

Aug 6 '08 #1
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Expert 4TB
So class definitions:
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  1. public class objA
  2. {
  3.    public int SomeVal=0;
  4. }
  6. public class objB
  7. {
  8.    public objA myobjA;
  9. }
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  1. objB myobjB = new objB();
  2. objA myoA = new objA();
  4. myobjB.myobjA=myoA;
  5. //myobjB.myobjA IS now myoA, I believe any changes to myoA would be reflected in myobjB.myobjA, and vice-versa
I would think a tutorial on Object Oriented Programming (OOP) would be able to explain it better then I can.
Aug 6 '08 #2
It is like Plater said, if you say

objb.obja = obja

all that objb.obja is getting is a pointer to obja, and any changes to objb.obja will be reflected in obja.

If you do not want just a pointer, you would have to do something like

objb.obja = new obja(obja.values n' such).

You would still have objb.obja AND obja and they would be two different objects.

Hope that's what you were looking for.
Aug 6 '08 #3
that is exactly what I was looking for... Thanks very much
Aug 6 '08 #4

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