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Value Type Sample (Declaring a Point Type as a Value Type) 

Visual Studio 2005

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In this sample, a "Point" type is declared as a value type. The value type is then instantiated, methods are called on it, and it is passed to a method as a parameter.

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Building and Running the Sample

To open the sample file in Solution Explorer

  1. Click Download Sample.

    The File Download message box appears.

  2. Click Open, and on the left column of the zip folder window, click Extract all files.

    The Extraction Wizard opens.

  3. Click Next. You can change the directory that the files will be extracted to, and then click Next again.

    Make sure that the Show extracted files check box is selected, and click Finish.

  4. Double-click the sample's .sln file.

    The sample solution is displayed in Solution Explorer. You might get a security warning that says the solution location is not trusted. Click OK to continue.

To build and run this sample

  1. In Solution Explorer, click Build Solution, or press CTRL+SHIFT+B.


    From the command line, type BUILD.bat.


    For more information, see Building from the Command Line (Visual J#).

  2. On the Debug menu, click Start.


    From the command line, type app.

  3. Examine the output. Expected output:

    The Point type is derived from System.ValueType
    Does p1 equal p2: true
    Does p1 equal p2: false

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