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/*
C# Programming Tips & Techniques
by Charles Wright, Kris Jamsa

Publisher: Osborne/McGraw-Hill (December 28, 2001)
ISBN: 0072193794
*/
namespace nsSwitch
{
    using System;
    public class nsSwitch
    {
        static void Main ()
        {
            bool done = false;
            do
            {
                clsAnimal dog = new clsAnimal (1);
                clsAnimal cat = new clsAnimal (2);
                clsAnimal goldfish = new clsAnimal (3);
                clsAnimal aardvark = new clsAnimal (4);
                Console.WriteLine ("Select one of the following:");
                Console.WriteLine ("\t1 -- For dogs");
                Console.WriteLine ("\t2 -- For cats");
                Console.WriteLine ("\t3 -- For goldfish");
                Console.WriteLine ("\t4 -- For aardvarks");
                Console.Write ("Enter Your selection (0 to exit): ");
                string strSelection = Console.ReadLine ();
                int iSel;
                try
                {
                    iSel = int.Parse(strSelection);
                }
                catch (FormatException)
                {
                    Console.WriteLine ("\r\nWhat?\r\n");
                    continue;
                }
                Console.WriteLine ("You selected  " + iSel);
                switch (iSel)
                {
                    case 0:
                        done = true;
                        break;
                    case 1:
                        Console.WriteLine (dog);
                        break;
                    case 2:
                        Console.WriteLine (cat);
                        break;
                    case 3:
                        Console.WriteLine (goldfish);
                        break;
                    case 4:
                        Console.WriteLine (aardvark);
                        break;
                    default:
                        Console.WriteLine ("You selected an invalid number: {0}\r\n", iSel);
                        continue;
                }
                Console.WriteLine ();
            while (!done);

            Console.WriteLine ("\nGoodbye!");
        }
    }
    class clsAnimal
    {
        public clsAnimal (int Type)
        {
            PetType = Type;
        }
        private int Type;
        public int PetType
        {
            get {return (Type);}
            set {Type = value;}
        }
        public override string ToString()
        {
             switch (PetType)
             {
                 default:
                     return ("Unknown pet");
                 case 1:
                     return ("Your pet type is a dog");
                 case 2:
                     return ("Your pet type is a cat");
                 case 3:
                     return ("Your pet type is a goldfish");
                 case 4:
                     return ("Your pet type is an aardvark");
             }
         }
    }
}


           
       
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