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Old 01-14-2011, 08:38 AM
rocky_raher
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Default Does VS2010 Express for Phone support Collections classes?

I am developing and XNA game for Windows Phone 7. I have installed Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone. My project is almost ready for release.

I would like to add a Hashtable to my project. Of course, I have "using System.Collections," but that was insufficient. My project does include a reference to mscorlib. The object browser indicates that it is version [2.0.5.0], which does not contain Hashtable/Queue/Stact/etc. The object browser does have a description of mscorlib [4.0.0.0], which does.

Unfortunately, my attempts to add it have failed. I located it in the .NETFramework\4.0 directory, but my attempt to add it by browsing to it failed. VS said that I already have an mscorlib.

I tried to remove the original mscorlib and add the 4.0 version. That partially worked. I can now define a Hashtable. Unfortunately, when I build the solution, I get this error:
"Predefined type 'System.Object' is not defined or imported."

I did some msdn and google searches, but apparently did not ask the right queries. The most relevent comment I found was this:
"Don't take my word for it, but I think that the .NET compact framework only supports the Dictionary class."

This suggests that I should forget about using collection classes in my XNA project.

Just before trying any of this, I copied the entire project directory to a thumb drive, so I can handle the 'System.Object' problem by restoring from backup.

Is there a way to use collection classes in an XNA project in VS 2010 Express? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!
 
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