I am hoping to save lines of code by concatenating a counter ( 0 to 9 ) with the first part of a variable name (num) to identify num0, num1, num2, etc in a loop using XNA. Can I do this ?
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It's a bit hard to be sure without more context, but it sounds like you should be using an array rather than many individual variables. For example:
However, if your loop is simply iterating over all the elements in your array, it would be cleaner to use the
If this is new to you, I'd suggest reading up on C# arrays. Here are a couple of links to get you started: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/9b9dty7d.aspx and http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa288453%28v=vs.71%29.aspx