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Object2Array Function

Convert the values of an object's instance variables to an array.

Namespace:  XSharp.RT
Assembly:  XSharp.RT (in XSharp.RT.dll) Version: 2.4a
Syntax
 FUNCTION Object2Array(
	oObject AS Object
) AS ARRAY
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Parameters

oObject
Type: Object
The object containing the instance variable to convert.

Return Value

Type: Array
An array containing the contents of all instance variables of <oObject>.
Remarks
This conversion can offer you additional flexibility in manipulating data and can allow you to utilize powerful array functions, such as AEval() and AScan().
The scope throughout the function call is SELF.
Examples
This example uses Object2Array() to store INSTANCE and EXPORT instance variables into an array.
It then prints the stored instance variables.  (Note that the password is not stored in the array because it is a protected instance variable.)
X#
 1CLASS Person
 2    EXPORT name
 3    INSTANCE grade
 4    PROTECT password
 5CONSTRUCTOR(tname, tgrade, tpassword)
 6    name := tname
 7    grade := tgrade
 8    password := tpassword
 9END CLASS
10FUNCTION Start()
11    LOCAL x AS OBJECT
12    LOCAL a AS ARRAY
13    LOCAL i AS SHORT
14    x := Person{"Randal", "A", "123"}
15    a := Object2Array(x)
16    // Print them
17    FOR i := 1 UPTO ALen(a)
18        QOut(a[i])
19    NEXT
20                            // Randal
21                            // A
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