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Indexer: allow array like index

Indexer: allow array like index
/*
Learning C# 
by Jesse Liberty

Publisher: O'Reilly 
ISBN: 0596003765
*/
 using System;

 namespace Indexers
 {
     // a simplified ListBox control
     public class ListBoxTest
     {
         private string[] strings;
         private int ctr = 0;

         // initialize the listbox with strings
         public ListBoxTest(params string[] initialStrings)
         {
             // allocate space for the strings
             strings = new String[256];

             // copy the strings passed in to the constructor
             foreach (string s in initialStrings)
             {
                 strings[ctr++] = s;
             }
         }

         // add a single string to the end of the listbox
         public void Add(string theString)
         {
             strings[ctr] = theString;
             ctr++;
         }

         // allow array-like access
         public string this[int index]
         {
             get
             {
                 if (index < 0 || index >= strings.Length)
                 {
                     // handle bad index
                 }
                 return strings[index];
             }
             set
             {
                 strings[index] = value;
             }
         }

         // helper method, given a string find
         // first matching record that starts with the target
         private int findString(string searchString)
         {
             for (int i = 0;i<strings.Length;i++)
             {
                 if (strings[i].StartsWith(searchString))
                 {
                     return i;
                 }
             }
             return -1;
         }

         // index on string
         public string this[string index]
         {
             get
             {
                 if (index.Length == 0)
                 {
                     // handle bad index
                 }

                 return this[findString(index)];
             }
             set
             {
                 strings[findString(index)] = value;
             }
         }

         // publish how many strings you hold
         public int GetNumEntries()
         {
             return ctr;
         }
     }


    public class TesterIndexersList
    {
       public void Run()
       {
           // create a new listbox and initialize
           ListBoxTest lbt =
               new ListBoxTest("Hello", "World");

           // add a few strings
           lbt.Add("Who");
           lbt.Add("Is");
           lbt.Add("John");
           lbt.Add("Galt");

           // test the access
           string subst = "Universe";
           lbt[1] = subst;
           lbt["Hel"] = "GoodBye";
           // lbt["xyz"] = "oops";


           // access all the strings
           for (int i = 0; i<lbt.GetNumEntries(); i++)
           {
               Console.WriteLine("lbt[{0}]: {1}",i,lbt[i]);
           }


       }

       [STAThread]
       static void Main()
       {
          TesterIndexersList t = new TesterIndexersList();
          t.Run();
       }
    }
 }

           
       










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